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MA E-LINGO Teaching English to Young Learners (Pre-School and Primary School)

Course Description

E-LINGO is a part-time two-year post-graduate blended-learning master´s programme leading to a qualification in the teaching of English to young learners. The E-LINGO master´s award also gives access to degree courses in teacher education and research at university level. E-LINGO is a well-established master´s programme, which has successfully qualified teachers of English for young learners for more than a decade. It has received excellent reviews and has been used as a model for other blended-learning teacher qualification courses.

Acknowledges your work experience

Previous work experience is one of the entry requirements and makes up 60 of the 240 credit points necessary to start the MA programme.

Blended learning

A flexible post-graduate programme combining 5 x 2 days of face-to-face teaching sessions on-campus in Freiburg, Germany and distance-learning online.


Part-time study allows you to combine academic study with work or other commitments. The majority of the programme is delivered online using the E-LINGO learning platform.

Integration of language and content

Language skills and teaching methodology are developed simultaneously by completing coursework in English, supported by native speakers.

Theory and practice

You will have the opportunity to develop research skills and gain practical experience through the combination of theory and practice. You will:
- discuss recent theories of teaching language to young learners and consider how they can be applied in authentic contexts
- analyse authentic classroom videos and teaching/learning resources for primary and pre-school education
- cooperate to develop classroom research projects in authentic teaching contexts
- participate in a two-week placement in a language classroom.

An international master´s programme

The E-LINGO master´s award is fully Bologna-compatible, which means that it is recognized across Europe and respected world-wide. E-LINGO attracts students from all over the world. The programme enables you to gain insights into a range of teaching contexts and to share your experience with teaching professionals as well as students from diverse backgrounds.

Visit the MA E-LINGO Teaching English to Young Learners (Pre-School and Primary School) page on the University of Education Freiburg website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Renate Sauter

I´ve been working at an International Preschool in Hesse, Germany for the past 7 years and every day I greatly appreciate the knowledge that I gained from my E-Lingo course work. I worked in the travel business with children for more than 20 years, but then, when my children were older and we were about to move house 300 km away, I was forced to think about my professional career. This was why I started the E-Lingo long-distance course while working with young language learners at the same time. I had a lot of fun working with a mixed group of students coming from all over the world. The program was straightforward with essays and assignments, however, each of the modules was carefully thought out and always relevant to learning a new language.

I think that this MA course was instrumental in helping me obtain my position at the International Preschool. I was given the job even before my boxes had been unpacked in our new house in Hesse.


Entry Requirements

To apply you need to have:- a BA degree (based on 3 years of study) in any discipline (need NOT be language- or teaching-related), with 180, 210 or 240 credit points- one year´s full-time work experience (longer if you have worked part-time) in the field of education or in a language-related area (the equivalent of 60 credit points)- good target language competence (English – Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages or equivalent).

Course Fees

980 € tuition + 155 € immatriculation fee per semester

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