This programme is for those interested in entering the TESOL field to follow or develop a career as an English language teacher but who at present have limited or no teaching experience.
Why this programme
-You will be provided with ‘hands-on’ opportunities to deliver supported, mentored teaching practice. -There’s a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues. -A guest lecture programme will allow you to hear from expert practitioners. -If you are already a professional in this field and are looking to advance your qualifications, you should consider the MEd Teaching English to Speakers of other languages (TESOL).
Initially, you are introduced to the principles of teaching and learning. The emphasis is on relating theory to practical applications through lecture input, workshops and seminar discussions. As the programme progresses you also have the opportunity to specialise through your choice of two optional courses. With the support of your supervisors you will also explore a TESOL topic in depth and complete a dissertation.
Core courses -Classroom processes -Descriptions of language -Developing professional practice -Introduction to social and educational research
Optional courses -Advanced educational research. -Developing literacy -Inclusive classrooms - inclusive pedagogy -Language proficiency, assessment, & feedback -Modern educational thought -Social emotional & behavioural difficulties -Teaching English for academic purposes -The education of highly able pupils -Which English? Sociolinguistics and language teaching
The programme is specially designed for those wishing to enter the field of teaching English as a foreign language.