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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) online (MA, PG Dip, PG Cert)

University of Nottingham

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Course Duration This is a part-time course of 2-4 years? duration. We would expect you to be able to set aside some 10-15 hours per week on average to work on the course. The minimum of 2 years is achievable, although we expect most of our students to finish in their third year. Mode of Study The online MA TESOL is delivered in distance mode. It is also possible to combine distance study with some face-to-face study on the MA TESOL course at the University of Nottingham or the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus, although the costing of this is currently under discussion. Note that all the information in this section applies to the online (distance) programme, with no face-to-face component. Course Content The course content is the same as for our face-to-face MA TESOL ?the readings are the same, the assignments are the same, the degree title (MA TESOL) is the same, and the mode of delivery will not be mentioned on the transcript. The interactive nature of the course materials and the asynchronous group discussion tasks attempt to replicate the type of reflective and discussion tasks that are set in class during the face-to-face course. Basically, the level of group interaction may be different from what it would be in a face-to-face course (we make every effort to build an online learning community), but in terms of engagement with learning content, there is no difference between the course in its face-to-face and distance modes. In both cases, what you get out of the course is what you put in! Course structure There are three 20-credit core modules (see page 3) in the first year of study, starting in January, May and September (students can start at any of these points in the year ? May 2011 is the first starting point). These core modules make up a total of 60 credits, reaching Certificate level. In the second year of study, four 15-credit elective modules are studied, reaching a total of 120 credits and Diploma level. These are taken in two blocks: the first two 15-credit electives in the first period, and the second pair of modules in the second period. Finally, once all the taught modules have been taken, the student moves on to the dissertation, worth 60 credits, making a total of 180 credits, and Masters level. May 2011: The language learner and language learning Sept 2011: Applied Linguistics for TESOL Jan 2012: Developments in TESOL Methodology May 2012: Electives 1 and 2 (titles to be decided) Sept 2012: Electives 3 and 4 (titles to be decided) Module Duration A 20-credit module should take approximately 200 hours to complete, and a 15-credit module approximately 150 hours to complete). This would include the time for reading the materials, doing the associated tasks, having tutorials, carrying out assignment-related reading and writing the assignment. Entry requirements: Applicants would normally hold a good first degree with at least second class honours. Other requirements: English Language Teaching experience of between 9 months and two years with at least 650 hours of English language experience. IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each element TOEFL paper based: 573 with 4.5 TWE TOEFL computer based: 230 with 4.5 TWE TOEFL IBT: 88 (no less than 19 in any element) Applications Candidates are encouraged to apply online at https:pgapps.nottingham.ac.uk For more Information please visit our web site for further course information and to download literature.

Course Duration This is a part-time course of 2-4 years? duration. We would expect you to be able to set aside some 10-15 hours per week on average to work on the course. The minimum of 2 years is achievable, although we expect most of our students to finish in their third year. Mode of Study The online MA TESOL is delivered in distance mode. It is also possible to combine distance study with...

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