This programme will develop your love of language and its teaching, giving you the knowledge and professional skills you need to enter this challenging area, or to extend your current career.
Whether you are a newly qualified or experienced teacher, or you are involved in a related area of language teaching, such as curriculum development, you will benefit from the blend of educational and linguistic foundations on offer.
You will learn through a combination of fundamental theory and practice, including class observation.
You will benefit from unrivalled joint resources and expertise offered by the department of Linguistics & English Language, the Institute for Applied Language Studies and the Moray House School of Education: all leading centres for the studies of language and teaching.
For the MSc you will complete six compulsory courses and two optional courses, plus a dissertation. The PgDip comprises a similar combination of compulsory and optional courses.
Language and the Learner
Language, Education and Society
Research Methods (Part 1) Sources of Knowledge
Research Methods (Part 2) Conceptualising Research: Foundations, Assumptions and Praxis
Research Methods (Part 3) Planning Research
Option courses may include:
Evaluation and Design of TESOL Materials
Online Language Learning
Text and Discourse in Language Teaching
Second Language Teacher Education
Language Awareness for Second Language Teachers
Investigating Individual Learner Differences
Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching
Global Englishes and Language Teaching
Language and Culture Pedagogy
Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching
Teaching Languages to Young Learners
This qualification will allow you to pursue opportunities in foreign or second language teaching, either as a newly qualified teacher looking to enter the profession, an experienced practitioner seeking to diversify or reinforce your current career, or a non-qualified teacher with an interest in foreign language tuition.
You will also gain a host of valuable transferable skills that you can carry into any career situation.