The MA TESOL Teacher Education is a one year full-time, or two years part-time, programme for professionals involved in TESOL teacher education. This can include experienced teachers, teacher-trainers, mentors, supervisors or other people in charge of staff development.
This specialised MA provides those who teach teachers, or expect to do so in the near future, with access to an appropriate knowledge-base for this role, taking reference from growing literature on teacher knowledge and learning, and the pedagogies that support that learning.
Our programme will give you a deeper understanding of what TESOL teachers need to learn, and will consider ways of understanding their learning process. It will also introduce models of programmes and methodologies, and discuss factors that will need consideration at the design and planning stages, if such programmes are to support teacher learning.
Year 1Compulsory modules
Critical Study allows you to design and undertake a small-scale research project related to your own interests in the field of education.
The Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning focuses specifically on teacher education strategies that can support teachers' learning, and analyses the ways of designing and implementing sessions, courses or programmes for teachers.
Learning and Teaching in TESOL examines the approaches and principles that TESOL teachers can use to teach the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Investigating Language for TESOL provides you with the skills to describe language in terms of sounds, words, grammar and discourse, and considers how you can analyse learners' language to understand their language development.
Teacher Education for TESOL considers the differences and relationships between ESOL teaching and teacher education for ESOL, and examines the processes and goals of teacher education.
You then choose one of the following modules.
* Directed Study in Education 1
* Learning and Teaching Vocabulary
* Grammar, Learning and Teaching
* Teaching Academic English
* Corpus Linguistics in the Classroom
* The TESOL curriculum and TESOL change
* Assessing Language Learning
* Materials Development for TESOL
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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