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MA PGDip PGCert TESOL

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    MA/PGDip/ PGCert 1 year full-time

Course Description

You’ll gain in-depth subject knowledge about language structure and language use, as well as contemporary pedagogical approaches and research associated with language learning and teaching.

Tutors with international experience and expertise in researching a range of TESOL issues will help you develop your understanding of teaching and hone your skills in core modules designed specifically for novice language teachers.

You will develop your professional skills through observation of experienced teachers and reflection on language learning while attending a foreign language class. You will also gain practical teaching experience with beginner learners of English.

Throughout the course, you will be supported in the development of your academic study skills while also receiving individual guidance from your Personal Tutor. You will join a thriving, international academic community of fellow students and academics, completing individual and collaborative tasks and engaging in independent study.

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Entry Requirements

  • 2:2 or above in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
  • Some language teaching experience or previous teacher training to show your engagement with, and commitment to, teaching English as a second or foreign language.

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Fees

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Programme Funding

There are a number of possible sources of funding: loans and grants, bursaries and scholarships.

Student Destinations

Our degrees are highly valued by educational employers and our MA qualification will help you to raise your profile when seeking to advance your career as a language teaching professional. The field of English Language Teaching is increasingly competitive, and many organisations see a Master’s level qualification as an essential requirement.

An MA from the University of Leicester indicates to employers that you have up-to-date knowledge and have developed critical and transferable skills that will equip you to take on a more senior role in the language teaching programme of any educational institution. Indeed, many of our past MA students have gone on to gain promotion or move into new, more demanding jobs on completion of the programme.

Module Details

MA modules

Core modules

  • Teaching and Learning a Second Language
  • Exploring Grammar and Pronunciation: From Theory to Practice
  • Practising and Reflecting on Communicative Language Teaching

Plus either Research Methods and Dissertation or Research Methods and Professional Enquiry Dissertation.

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Psychological Issues in Language Learning
  • Materials Design and Development
  • Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers
  • Technology Enhanced Language Learning
  • Corpus Linguistics and Language Learning
  • Migration, Superdiversity and Language

PGDip modules

Core modules

  • Teaching and Learning a Second Language
  • Exploring Grammar and Pronunciation: From Theory to Practice
  • Practising and Reflecting on Communicative Language Teaching

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Psychological Issues in Language Learning
  • Materials Design and Development
  • Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers
  • Technology Enhanced Language Learning
  • Corpus Linguistics and Language Learning
  • Migration, Superdiversity and Language

PGCert modules

Choose two modules from:

  • Teaching and Learning a Second Language
  • Exploring Grammar and Pronunciation: From Theory to Practice
  • Practising and Reflecting on Communicative Language Teaching

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