ELC MA courses are delivered via lectures, seminars, practical sessions and micro-teaching sessions, giving students a solid grounding in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field.
In many cases, contact hours will be a mixture of these approaches (rather than, say, a session consisting solely of a two-hour lecture). The balance will depend on the particular module, with some more suited to a lecture/seminar approach, others being of a more practical nature.
The focus throughout the courses is on independent learning and student engagement, with students expected to participate in presentations, micro-teaching and the like. The average weekly number of contact hours over the first two terms is 12, with students filling the remaining time with reading, class preparation and assignments.
The course is designed for anyone with an interest in the wider aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, combining innovative classroom practices with an understanding of issues such as language structure and research methodology.
The course offers a core of syllabus design and assessment, with greater depth provided through further required modules focusing on both theoretical and practical aspects of the English language and on classroom practice. You will then have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge base by taking three or four further optional modules covering a wide range of relevant areas. The MA is completed by a dissertation.
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- Language Teaching Methodology
- Second Language Development: Perspectives for Teaching
- Dissertation: Includes Research Methods programme
- Language for Teaching
- Advanced Teaching Practice: The Reflective Practitioner
- Teaching English for Academic Purposes
- Teacher Training, Development and Education
- World Englishes
- English for Specific Purposes
- ELT Materials Development and Evaluation
- Discourse, Texts and TESOL
- English Language Teaching Management
- Teaching Young Learners
- Pragmatics and the Language Classroom
- 12 months
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- A good first degree (normally a UK 2.1 or equivalent) plus at least two years English language teaching experience
International19300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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