M.A. Language Learning and Japanese Language Teaching

University of Greenwich

Tuition fee:
  • £ 7,200 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 11,350 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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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.

Contents

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)

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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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

Funding

List of bursaries and scholarships
* Access Scholarship
* Alumni Progression Bursary
* Aspire@Greenwich Scheme for learning resources
* Care Leavers' Bursary
* David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary
* First Class Honours Bursary
* Gravesend Rugby Football Bursary
* Greenwich Hospital Bursary
* Royal Navy and Royal Marines Bursary
* Gurkha Personnel Bursary
* Harry Persaud Scholarship
* High Achievement Scholarship
* John McWilliam bursary
* Minerva Scholarship
* National Scholarship Programme
* Nationality Scholarship
* People's Republic of China Scholarship
* The Robert Holman Bursary
* Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary

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