This programme is aimed at graduates in English, with little or no teaching experience who want an initial preparation course in English Language Teaching at post-graduate level. The programme gives an in-depth introduction to the teaching of English and provides a strong practical foundation for future development. A practical teaching element is a central feature of the programme; students will participate in practice teaching sessions throughout their study period. It is a twelve month full-time programme.
Core modules: Linguistic analysis for language teaching; approaches to teaching and learning languages; methods and materials in English language teaching; teaching English as an international language; course and syllabus design in English language teaching; blended learning in English language teaching; the practice of English language teaching 1; the practice of English language teaching 2; research methodology and dissertation skills; dissertation; academic and study skills support.
The equivalent of a UK upper second-class honours degree (2:1) in a field related to Language, English or Education. Applicants with degrees in other subjects may be considered, but candidates may be required to complete selection activities which may include: Submission of a short-written discussion of a topic related to English Language. Participation in an interview (via Skype). A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0) or equivalent for those whose first language is not English. If your IELTS score is below 6.5 you can take one or more Pre-sessional English short courses to help you reach the required level.
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