Upon completion, our graduates normally apart from following a PhD route, also become teacher trainers, consultants and advisors in the areas of English Language Teaching and Education, publishers, and school managers, among other high-stake posts
Speaking our native language comes naturally. Acquiring a second language is a much more complex undertaking that a skilled teacher can make easier. This fascinating course will give you a deeper understanding of the field of English language teaching in the UK and in a global context. It addresses the language systems of English, as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will also examine second-language acquisition theories and the impact that these have on English language teaching pedagogy.
You will explore the implications of the global spread of English, the rise of ‘new Englishes’ around the world and the political and cultural dimensions of teaching English as an international language.
Ultimately, the English Language Teaching (ELT) programme from University of East London will open up exciting and stimulating career opportunities, both nationally and internationally, as a teacher of English or as someone who will shape the future of English language teaching.
Your future career
This master’s course is one of the ways you can become qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages, either in the UK or abroad, but it also offers much more.
On the teaching side, you may decide to enter the burgeoning world of English language teaching schools. There are a huge number of these in London.
You may want to teach English in other parts of the world. A master’s qualification will increase the opportunities to pursue such a career.
By upgrading your professional qualifications, you will also open up promotion opportunities.
It could you help you become the subject head in English language teaching or assume deputy head and head teacher roles in the future.
You will become qualified to lead other teachers and to shape the future of English language teaching by devising and writing learning policies and materials or by working in a curriculum coordinator role.
Some of our international students have returned to their home countries to take up Ministry of Education roles that require a postgraduate degree in English language teaching or language studies.
The course will also equip you to pursue an academic career in the field of English language teaching, perhaps through the research route or in an associated subject such as Applied Linguistic Studies.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Pedagogical Grammar for ELT
- Approaches to Teaching and Learning in ELT
- Second Language Acquisition and ELT
- Teaching English in Diverse Contexts
- CELTA (teaching practicum element)
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Teaching View 446 other Masters in Language Studies in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2.2 Honours in Social Sciences or Humanities subject (e.g. Languages, English, Education, Psychology)
International13500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7620 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7620 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme
Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.
Applications are made directly through Student Finance England
Whether you qualify depends on:
- if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
- your course
- your age
- your nationality or residency status
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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