The MA in Teaching English to Young Learners (MA in TEYL) is a two-year part-time distance masters for those involved in, or moving into, teaching English as a foreign/second language to young learners. The TEYL distance programme from the University of York's Department of Education is specially designed to cater for the needs of a range of professionals currently, or about to be, involved in aspects of teaching English to young learners, including children up to 16 years of age at pre-school, primary and secondary level. The types of professional looking for such a distance programme will include teachers, heads, school managers, teacher trainers, advisors, writers and publishers.
The programme involves attendance at two intensive introductory modules, either online, or face-to-face at a partner learning centre. An intensive module will take place at the beginning of each of the two years of study. Thereafter, the course is based on continuously assessed self-study modules, which the student follows in their own time from anywhere in the world, working to modular deadlines throughout the study year. Students on the Masters (MA) Teaching English to Young Learners course will need to devote approximately 13-18 hours study time each week for each module throughout the course. Access to a classroom for investigation purposes is desirable, particularly in the second year of the course when the student will carry out a small-scale action research project.
Entry points for study are: August, October, March