The MA TESOL with Applied Linguistics (E-Learning) will provide you with an internationally recognised master’s degree that will enable you to progress to the next level in your career in language education.
While you will study the same modules as you would on the full-time campus-based version of the course, you will be able to pursue the online route as a part-time student. The online format provides you with the flexibility to blend your career and postgraduate studies in a complimentary way. While this is a rigorous course which we expect you to complete within 2-5 years, it has been designed with the part-time adult learner in mind and incorporates a paced delivery method in which you will progress through each module as a group over a 12-week period.
A minimum of a lower second-class honours degree is usually required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate appropriate teaching experience in language education (typically at least 1-2 years) and/or a pre-service certificate (Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert. TESOL or equivalent). Non-native English speakers will require an English level of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent), with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores.
The course combines a focus on principles and theories with a concern to help you develop practical skills, and is taught by people who are both academic researchers, practitioners and teacher-trainers in their own right. It covers methodology, second language learning and acquisition, and language analysis.
You have to complete a total of nine modules (180 credits) incorporating the dissertation which is a triple module.
The core of the course covers three key areas: language teaching methodology, how second languages are learned or acquired, and the study of language itself. You will also complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic which you have a desire to investigate. You will have structured input on research methods and be allocated a supervisor to support your research. Students are encouraged to present their findings at UCLan postgraduate conferences, in refereed journals and at international conferences in the field such as IATEFL.
Language Analysis (20 credits)
Methodology in TESOL (20 Credits)
Second Language Acquisition (20 credits)
Optional Modules (three subject to availability):
Course and Materials Design (20 credits)
Language in Interaction (20 credits)
Computer-Assisted Language Learning (20 credits)
Student-Initiated Module (20 credits)
Year 2 or 3
Dissertation (60 Credits)
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