This programme will develop your love of language and its teaching, giving you the knowledge and professional skills you need to enter this challenging area, or to extend your current career.
Whether you are a newly qualified or experienced teacher, or you are involved in a related area of language teaching, such as curriculum development, you will benefit from the blend of educational and linguistic foundations on offer.
You will learn through a combination of fundamental theory and practice, including class observation.
You will benefit from unrivalled joint resources and expertise offered by the department of Linguistics & English Language, the Institute for Applied Language Studies and the Moray House School of Education: all leading centres for the studies of language and teaching.
For the MSc you will complete six compulsory courses and two optional courses, plus a dissertation. The PgDip comprises a similar combination of compulsory and optional courses.
Language and the Learner Language, Education and Society Professional Practice Research Methods (Part 1) Sources of Knowledge Research Methods (Part 2) Conceptualising Research: Foundations, Assumptions and Praxis Research Methods (Part 3) Planning Research
Option courses may include:
Language Programme Design Language Testing Evaluation and Design of TESOL Materials Techniques & Processes of Teacher Education and Supervision for TESOL TESOL for Young Learners Online Language Learning Approaches to Media Analysis Teaching Texts Across Borders – From Picture Books to Teenage Fiction and Film Theory and Practice of Second Language Learning TESOL Methodology Text, Discourse and Language Teaching Second Language Teaching Curriculum and Language in Use
This qualification will allow you to pursue opportunities in foreign or second language teaching, either as a newly qualified teacher looking to enter the profession, an experienced practitioner seeking to diversify or reinforce your current career, or a non-qualified teacher with an interest in foreign language tuition.
You will also gain a host of valuable transferable skills that you can carry into any career situation.