M.A. Language Learning and Japanese Language Teaching

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP11350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
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.

Description of Language Learning and Japanese Language Teaching

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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 11350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 7200 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
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

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Language Learning and Japanese Language Teaching

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 for Language Learning and Japanese Language Teaching

No work experience is required.

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