M.A. Language Learning and Japanese Language Teaching

University of Greenwich | London , United Kingdom
This programme is offered in partnership with the Institute of International Education in London. Students are given an academically rigorous programme that explores linguistics issues relating to the Japanese language.

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This programme is offered in partnership with the Institute of International Education in London. Students are given an academically rigorous programme that explores linguistics issues relating to the Japanese language. It also analyses research in applied linguistics, particularly research activities and themes that impinge on the language learning environment, such as second language acquisition, language testing, communicative language learning and classroom-based research.

The programme also explores the interface between research in language learning and the practical learning environment, with an emphasis on the teaching of Japanese, and evaluates the role and future of information technology within a resource-based language-learning framework.

Career options

Graduates may consider a role as a language teacher in schools, colleges or universities.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 12100 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 7450 Year (EEA)
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The aims of the programme are:

  • To explore linguistics issues in the Japanese language
  • To analyse the research in applied linguistics, in particular the research activities and themes that impinge on the language learning environment such as second language acquisition, language testing, communicative language learning and classroom-based research
  • To explore the interface between research in language learning and the practical learning environment with an emphasis on the teaching of Japanese
  • To evaluate the role and future of information technology within source-based language learning framework
  • To develop an awareness of non-traditional (i.e. non-classroom teaching) methods of language learning.

Content

  • Japanese Language and Analysis (15 credits, Term 1)
  • Research Methods in Language Learning (30 credits, Term 1)
  • Second Language Acquisition (30 credits, Term 1)
  • Japanese Teaching Methodology (15 credits, Term 2)
  • Key Issues in Second Language Teaching (30 credits, Term 2)
  • Research Project (60 credits)

English Language Requirements

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6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)

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Requirements

Applicants should have:

An undergraduate degree classification of 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline (in exceptional circumstances a 2.2 may be considered)

PLUS a PGDip in Japanese language teaching offered by the Institute of International Education

OR an equivalent teaching qualification.

If your first or main language is not English, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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