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The course offers a global approach to the field of teaching languages. With our diverse and multilingual cohort, we adopt a strong intercultural approach that provides you with a challenging and valuable learning experience. The MA in Teaching Languages (English) is designed for teachers and language professionals as well as those with no teaching experience. The course ensures that you develop new ways of thinking and talking about language, language teaching, and language learning across different social and educational contexts.

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The Teaching Languages (English) MA course will deepen your understanding of the fundamental disciplinary areas of language pedagogy, linguistics and sociolinguistics, while also focusing on more specific theoretical and practical themes. These include key areas such as language awareness and the psychology of the classroom as well as specialist areas such as language testing.

The unique structure of the course will help develop your professional and academic interests through wide reading, guided discussion and supported research, encouraging you to develop the abilities necessary to become highly skilled and globally employable teachers, policy makers, educators and researchers.

In the Understanding the Language Classroom module, you’ll also have the opportunity to go on school observations to gain critical knowledge of English language teaching and the learning processes involved.

The lecturers teaching on the course have long-term experiences in teaching in different contexts, are research active and have publications in the subject area. Research topics have included the processes of second language learning and teaching and English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language in higher education.

With its international orientation, the degree explores the sociocultural, political, economic, cultural, linguistic and other contexts in which the English language is learned, taught and used worldwide. It will enable you to become both more reflexive and reflective in your practice and encourages you to think of yourself as a global language professional with a strong contribution to make in the field.

Assessment

There are no exams. You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, essays, presentations, research and a final dissertation.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Issues in Language Learning: An Intercultural Approach (core, 20 credits)
  • Language Testing and Assessment (core, 20 credits)
  • Linguistics and Language Teaching: the Description of Language and its Pedagogic Applications (core, 20 credits)
  • Patterns in Global Sociolinguistics (core, 20 credits)
  • Research Methods (core, 20 credits)
  • Teaching Languages Dissertation (core, 60 credits)
  • Understanding the Language Classroom (core, 20 credits)

What our students say

"The MA course in London was a life changing experience for me."

Katarzyna Turska

After the course

The MA offers opportunities for career advancement both in the UK and abroad. Most graduates find employment after completion of the MA, some returning to more senior positions in their previous employment, while others move into new areas such as school management or language advisory work. Some of our students continue with us to study at doctoral level.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

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When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.


Visit the Teaching Languages (English) MA page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!

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