The MA aims to equip you with an in-depth understanding of teaching methodology, lexis, grammar and phonology, and the way in which language is learned. You will also have the opportunity to study for a range of optional modules in EAP, course and materials design, and computer-assisted language learning among others. Following the e-learning path will help you to develop the analytical and reflective skills you need, while also giving you the flexibility to study where you want, when you want.
You will also complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic which you have a desire to investigate. You will have structured input on research methods and be allocated a supervisor to support your research.
Using a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment incorporating a range of collaborative Web 2.0 tools and a model of social learning, learners are provided with weekly activities that require self-directed study and structured team activities. Each module is based on a core textbook and you will have access to video input from your instructors and engage with reflective discussions and collaborative tasks where appropriate.
Students are encouraged to present their findings at UCLan postgraduate conferences, in refereed journals and at international conferences in the field such as IATEFL.
Language Analysis (20 credits) Methodology in TESOL (20 Credits) Second Language Acquisition (20 credits) Dissertation (60 Credits)
Course and Materials Design (20 credits) Testing and Assessment in TESOL (20 credits) Teaching Language through Literature (20 credits) Student Initiated Module in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (20 credits) Language in Interaction (20 credits) Teaching English for Academic and Specific Purposes (20 credits) Corpus-Informed Language Teaching ) (20 credits) Computer-Assisted Language Learning (20 credits) World Englishes (20 credits) TESOL Work Placement (20 credits)
A minimum of a lower second-class honours degree is usually required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate appropriate teaching experience in language education (typically at least 1-2 years) and/or a pre-service certificate (Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert. TESOL or equivalent). Non-native English speakers will require an English level of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent), with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores.
Recipient: University of Central Lancashire
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