Description

This course provides academic and professional development for ELT practitioners looking for career advancement in innovative teaching, curriculum and creative materials development, teacher education or training and other teaching-related activities.

Key features of the course include practical classroom experience, hands-on development of multi-media resources, materials development and the opportunity to pursue a specialism, such as ESOL, English for Academic Purposes, Teaching English to Young Learners or teacher training.

There are two routes available:

Route one (Delta 

Designed for experienced English language teachers with a high level of English, this route offers professional training and development (including teaching practice) and can include entry for the widely recognised Delta qualification. If you already have the Delta or an equivalent qualification you can enter directly into semester two of this route. If you already have the Delta, your next semester two start date will be 2 February 2015. Start dates for the distance learning MA are 29 September 2014 and 12 January 2015.

Route two

This route offers practical classroom experience, observation and language awareness for teaching purposes. It is designed for native and non-native speakers of English with some experience of or an interest in English language teaching.

Teaching and Learning

Learning will take place through seminars, small group and individual tutorials, as well as independent learning. The course will include practical classroom experience and hands-on development of multi-media resources for English language teaching.

Study Details:

MA: 1 year full-time, 3 years part-time, distance learning

Module Details:

Understanding Language, Methodology & Resources for Teaching (Delta Module one, 20 credits):
This will include first and second language acquisition; approaches and methods; and learner error and error analysis. (This module is not available for online learning)

Developing Professional Practice (Delta Module two, 20 credits):
This covers the following topics of teaching practice; lesson observation; evaluating, selecting and using resources and materials; and professional development. (This module is not available for online learning)

Extending Practice & ELT Specialism (Delta Module three, 20 credits):
This will look into researching a specialist area; course/ syllabus design; testing and assessment; and monitoring and evaluating courses.

Multimedia Resources & Independent Learning (20 credits):
You will learn about learner autonomy; virtual learning environments; and web-based technologies.

Materials Development (20 credits):
You will learn about issues such as materials evaluation and adaptation; authenticity; cultural considerations; and task design.

Methodology in Context (20 credits):
This area covers world English; intercultural awareness; sociolinguistics; English for academic purposes; English for young learners; English for specific purposes; and curriculum and syllabus.

Research in English Language Teaching (20 credits):
This will include research theories and methods; qualitative and quantitative research; and interpreting and analysing data. You will undertake a research project.

Dissertation (40 credits):
This double module involves either producing a practical project such as a set of materials; a corpus; a teacher training course; a syllabus or conducting a primary research project.
 

Language Awareness (20 credits):
This will cover lexis; grammar; discourse analysis; phonology; and analysing language and texts for teaching purposes.

Methodology & Second Language Acquisition (20 credits):
You will learn about communicative language teaching; task-based learning; language content and integrated learning; lexical approach; total physical response; text-based approaches; language skills and strategies; and second language learning and acquisition.

Classroom Practice (20 credits):
This will include classroom observation; professional development; classroom management; lesson planning; and micro-teaching.

Multimedia Resources & Independent Learning (20 credits):
This will explore learner autonomy; virtual learning environments; and web-based technologies.

Materials Development (20 credits):
You will learn about issues such as materials evaluation and adaptation; authenticity; cultural considerations; and task design.

Methodology in Context (20 credits):
This subject will cover world English; intercultural awareness; sociolinguistics; English for academic purposes; English for young learners; English for specific purposes; and curriculum and syllabus.

Research in English Language Teaching (20 credits):
You will learn about research theories and methods; qualitative and quantitative research; and interpreting and analysing data.

Dissertation (40 credits):
This double module involves either producing a practical project such as a set of materials; a corpus; a teacher training course; a syllabus or conducting a primary research project.

Fees

Home/EU: £6000, International: £11000

Entry Requirements

These are dependent on whether you are applying for Route One or Two. Route One (Delta): Applicants should either have a second class honours degree and at least two years’ full-time English Language Teaching experience or have substantial English Language Teaching work experience. Applicants must be native English speakers or have an English language ability of at least IELTS 7.5 with no skill less than 7.0 (or equivalent). All suitable applicants will be interviewed by an approved Delta Trainer. Route Two (Non-Delta): Applicants should either have a second class honours degree or have substantial English Language Teaching work experience. All applicants should have an English language level of at least IELTS 6.0 with no skill less than 5.5 (or equivalent). All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. 
 
Route One: English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.5 with no skills below 7.0, or an equivalent qualification. Route Two: English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

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