This programme is for those who wish to further their own knowledge and skills in this field. It provides a special emphasis on how theory relates to practice.
Why this programme
◾This programme allows you to extend and enhance your career and build on your previous English language teaching experience. ◾You will be given the opportunity to build on your professional experience through further investigation of the links between theory, practice and current research. This is achieved through classroom observation, micro-teaching opportunities, collaborative learning and contextualised assessment.
This interdisciplinary programme draws on the combined expertise of the School of Education and the long established English for Academic Study Unit (School of Modern Languages and Cultures). This enables us to embed our extensive professional and research experience in the areas of language teaching and research.
You will take three core and three optional courses and undertake a supervised research dissertation on an issue relevant to your area of interest.
Core courses ◾Language learning and applications to the classroom ◾Descriptions of language and applications to the classroom ◾Introduction to educational and social research.
◾Advanced educational research ◾Course design and practice in English Language Teaching ◾Developing literacy ◾Educational management and leadership ◾Highly able pupils ◾Language proficiency assessment and feedback ◾Modern educational thought ◾Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties ◾Teaching English for academic purposes ◾Which English? Sociolinguistics and language teaching.
Career opportunities include positions as an English language teacher, course designer, test designer, course director and teacher educator.