English Language Teaching at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

The English Language Teaching MA programme bridges theoretical knowledge of language teaching and learning, with practical classroom experience. You will graduate with both the practical skills and advanced theoretical understanding to succeed as an English Language teacher at all levels, from primary and secondary schools to universities and English Language schools, both in the UK and overseas. Throughout the course you will hone your theoretical and analytical abilities, examining research into language teaching and learning and its implications for educators. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to practise in the classroom and be encouraged to critically reflect upon your own technique and approach. Our assessment methods are designed to enable you to develop a range of real-life skills, including writing lesson plans and rationales, carrying out microteaching to peers, and leading seminar discussions. You will also develop as an independent learner and acquire advanced research skills, with the chance to complete a dissertation exploring an area of personal or professional interest. The English Language Teaching MA is a degree for those interested in becoming an English Language teacher. If you are a non-native English speaker and you would like to improve your English language skills, our dedicated Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) offers a range of courses. Key features

  • You can exit the course with a Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or an Institutional Credit award depending on the credits you have successfully achieved.
  • Study with an international cohort and benefit from cultural diversity in the classroom to enhance your understanding of English language teaching and learning worldwide.
  • Boost your employability by gaining a theoretical awareness of issues and trends in English Language teaching, combined with the skills to teach English Language at the highest level.
  • Our teaching team has a wide range of experience teaching in both the UK and abroad, as well as research expertise, ensuring that current trends inform the curriculum.
  • Our graduates go on to successful careers as tutors, heads of study and university lecturers, both in the UK and overseas.
  • Apply what you have learnt in class to real-world teaching by taking part in activities such as classroom observation at DMU’s Centre for English Language Learning and voluntary work opportunities in the local community.
  • Join a community that fosters independent learners and encourages ongoing self-improvement through critical reflection on personal teaching practice. Students who demonstrate a high degree of teaching competence have the opportunity to be employed by the Centre for English Language Learning at DMU.

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, online and computer-assisted learning, seminars, tutorials and workshops. There is a balanced mix of assessments including presentations, essays, micro-teaching, reflective journal, lesson plans and rationale, and research proposal. The 15,000-word dissertation or work-based project is guided by one-to-one tutorial contact, placing emphasis on independent study with the tutor monitoring your progress. Contact hours In your first two terms you will normally attend around 12 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and be expected to undertake at least 23 hours of independent study each week. Your third term will be pre-dominantly self-directed (including meetings with your supervisor), during which you can expect to undertake 35 hours of independent study each week.

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a relevant subject such as English or Education. We encourage and welcome applications from applicants with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9435 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9435 Year 1
Scotland £9435 Year 1
Wales £9435 Year 1
International £15800 Year 1

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English Language Teaching at De Montfort University - UCAS