The Bilingualism in Education is a part-time distance learning programme, aimed at teachers and educational practitioners working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools. Delivered in partnership with The Northern Association of Support Services for Equality and Achievement (NASSEA), our programme will help you to work more effectively in your role with children and young people learning English as an additional or second language.
Please note that this programme is currently only open to home/EU students.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
Increase knowledge and understanding of the language and learning needs of bilingual learners who are learning English as an additional language
Increase knowledge and practices of working across a diversity of cultures
Improve classroom practice in planning, implementing and evaluating the curriculum, taking into account the needs of bilingual learners
Enable students to develop more effective practices with bilingual learners with alleged special educational needs
Enable students to participate in, and evaluate interpersonal intervention with bilingual children with language learning and learning needs
First Year Modules
Introduction to Bilingualism in Education
Academic Language and Learning for Bilingual Learners
Teaching and Learning in EAL
Second Year Modules
For the first module in the second year students can choose from either ‘Bilingualism and Special Needs’, or ‘Portfolio of Practice’. The second module in the second year is ‘Management and Leadership in EAL’.
Bilingualism and Special Needs
Portfolio of Practice
Management and Leadership in EAL
Those completing the PGDip do a school based study in term 6 and those following an MEd complete a research module in preparation for their dissertation.
The MEd/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Bilingualism in Education is ideal for graduates who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of the language and learning needs of bilingual learners who are learning English as an additional language. Upon completion of this course, you will have experience in planning, implementing and evaluating the curriculum across a diversity of cultures.
There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education both within schools and in other settings, including progression to a PhD or EdD. The excellent careers advice provided by personal tutors has encouraged many of our graduates to successfully apply for leadership roles working with multilingual children and young people in multicultural schools. These include: teachers, education advisors, special educational needs coordinators and head teachers at international schools and managers of community and charitable organisation
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