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MA TESOL


Course Description

This programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop both a scholarly and practical understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It is suitable for language teachers, teacher trainers, educational materials writers and test designers who wish to further develop their range of professional skills and knowledge.

The programme will help you:

• gain an advanced critical understanding of key issues, concepts and theories, and practices in the field of English language teaching
• acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of language and texts in the contexts in which they are used
• explore the implications of language analysis for teaching purposes
• develop understanding of current methodology as it is embodied in classroom practice
• engage with theories underlying current views on language learning, including the importance of individual differences amongst learners in their abilities and learning preferences
• appreciate and view critically the connections between theory and practice in the field of English language teaching
• foster the ability to conduct academic research

CORE MODULES

LINGUISTICS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS
METHODS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
PRINCIPLES OF COURSE AND MATERIAL DESIGN
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
LANGUAGE TESTING AND ASSESSMENT
SPEAKING AND LISTENING RESEARCH METHODS

ELECTIVE MODULES

DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
LEXIS AND VOCABULARY
TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

What are my career prospects?

Graduates may pursue a career or enhance their prospects in the field of English language teaching. In China, a postgraduate qualification in TESOL is increasingly sought-after by educational institutions. The programme will facilitate the professional development of those candidates who are considering a career in publishing, materials development and management.
The programme will also equip those interested in pursuing an academic career in the field of English language teaching and applied linguistics by preparing them to conduct research competently at the level of the MPhil, MRes, EdD and PhD.

Part-time study option also available.

Visit the MA TESOL page on the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Yunyi Zhou

2855.jpg “I enjoyed studying on the MA TESOL. I found the programme amazing and the teachers very approachable and knowledgeable. I also appreciated studying in a small group as I was able to get a great deal of the tutors’ attention. I find that when I prepare for classes, I can always draw on what I learned from the programme and apply that to my lesson plans.”


(Scholarship)

Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

50% ScholarshipXJTLU offers a generous scholarship of 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants will be considered for this scholarship based on academic merit.
Note: There are currently no scholarships available for part-time programmes.


The University of Liverpool discount If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20% of the tuition fee.


Corporate and Association Discounts

We are pleased to offer corporate and business/professional association discounts for managers

• For 2 or more managers from the same company or organisation for the same start date: 10% company discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer • For managers working for a company or organisation that is a paid-up member of an approved professional or industry association: 10% association discount on presentation of a confirmation letter from the employer and/or the association
To sign up for the corporate or association discount or to enquire whether an association has already been approved by the University please contact [email protected] e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off the tuition fee

Eligibility

All applicants for full-time programmes will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit.

Application Procedure

For any enquiries regarding scholarships please contact [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/admissions/masters/feesscholarships.html



Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a relevant field, such as: english, linguistics, education, and literature. No teaching experience is required, but some relevant teaching experience at the tertiary or secondary level would be an advantage.

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