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Course summary

This MA course has been designed to enhance your knowledge of English language and literature while at the same time providing you with the opportunity to engage with education management and develop your skills in teaching English as a foreign language. The course should stand you in good stead for the purpose of either obtaining better employment or becoming an effective manager in a range of education settings. On this course you will explore the stylistics features of the English language, discuss major English literature themes and authors in relation to sustainability and environmental issues, engage with the theory and practice teaching English as a foreign language and approach key issues in education management. You will also gain, on successful completion, a recognised professional teaching qualification: the Teaching Knowledge Test accredited by Cambridge Assessment English, as part of the module Professional Enhancement: Managing the Teaching and Learning Process. A diagnostic task is administered at the start the course to support your academic development and this task is discussed with your allocated personal tutor, who can support your learning journey and provide sign-posting for your pastoral needs. Students are also invited to take part in the community of English Language Teaching research practice in the School of Humanities, for example the Corpus Linguistics at Coventry CLAC (CLAC ) monthly seminars and the occasional visiting lectures by famous experts in English language and literature (e.g. Prof David Crystal in 2018). The distinctive features of this course are: A task-based/problem-based approach to teaching and education management; Varied and innovative assessment tasks; The innovative themes covered in literature (e.g. environment and ecocriticism); The accreditation of the Teaching Knowledge Test TKT (TKT) professional qualification*. *If you already have TKT you will be given Accreditation of Prior Learning for it.

Assessment method

You will apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired in a variety of ways. For example, when you study 7028HUM Teaching English through Literature in semester 2, you will be able to utilise knowledge relating to literature acquired in 7066HUM Shakespearean Spaces linking theory with practice. You will be able to tailor part of your assessment journey: for example in 7031 English Language Teaching in Practice you will develop a microteaching session of your choice to suit your teaching needs that reflects theory and practice acquired in related modules. Also, the two education management modules 7078HUM and 7080HUM will provide you with the opportunity to solve education management challenges that relate to all other modules on the course. A formative diagnostic essay task is given at the beginning of the course, to support you with your learning journey into academic practice at MA level. A variety of summative tasks is administered on the different modules to cater for the variety of assessment needs of the multicultural cohort of students who enrol on this course. The course assessment includes academic essays, reports, individual and group presentations, poster presentations, online quizzes, in-class seen tests, project plans, teaching observations, the Teaching Knowledge Test, micro-teaching and a dissertation. All modules but two have two assessment points: one around weeks 6-8 and one around weeks 11-12. Marking schemes and criteria are provided for each task and you will submit most assignments online. Feedback and ‘feed forward’ are provided throughout the course both by individual module leaders and by the Academic Personal Tutor

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for graduates who have an interest in English and Education Management. This course requirements a minimum grade/classification of 2.2 or above

Fees and funding

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English and Education Management at Coventry University - UCAS