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This programme is approved by Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) and aims to provide in-service qualified teachers of Adult Literacy or English as a Second Language (ESOL) with a subject specialist qualification which all teachers of ESOL and Literacy are required to hold by 2010.
The first course, ESOL, Literacy and the Learners is at level four and focuses on the grammar, lexis and phonology in the English language. It also takes into account the personal, social, cultural and historical factors affecting the use of English and language learning as well as providing opportunities for participants to demonstrate their own skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing
The second course, Literacy /ESOL theories and frameworks, is at level five and considers factors that influence and shape the use of language or literacy, encouraging participants to identify and explore their individual needs as specialist teachers of adult literacy or ESOL and to provide opportunities for research and investigation.
The third course, ESOL/Literacy Teaching and Learning is at level five and runs throughout the programme. It involves the development of a teaching practice portfolio which demonstrates practical application of the theories covered in the other two courses, and includes four practical teaching assessments in participant's institutions. Evidence for this portfolio is expected to be compiled through the mandatory 75 hours of teaching practice which trainees must undertake at a minimum of two SfL levels.
Aims of the programme
* To develop the skills and confidence of Adult Literacy and ESOL teachers in demonstrating and applying their knowledge of the theoretical frameworks of grammar, lexis and phonology involved in the study of English language
* To develop teachers' pedagogical skills which acknowledge the learner's prior experience and perceptual skills and build upon existing skills, taking account of all levels of the core curriculum
* To encourage participants to explore their individual needs as specialist
literacy teachers and provide opportunities for relevant research,scholarship
and reflection upon their practice
For teachers/trainers already within the Lifelong learning sectors, these qualifications provide opportunities for full professional recognition, as well as enhanced career development and progression.
* ESOL,Literacy and the Learners
* Literacy/ESOL theories and Frameworks
* ESOL/LiteracyTeaching and Learning
Applicants should already be in a teaching position and must be able to identify a mentor who is suitably qualified/experienced in their place of work.
Students are assessed through three coursework assignments, including peer-assessed formative tasks such as seminar presentations, and four teaching practice assessments.
Applicants should be:
In-service teachers of adult literacy or ESOL with a PGCE or Certificate in Education
AND have the support of your institution and a suitably qualified and experienced competent mentor.
Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system. Alternatively, students can enter via the University of Greenwich International Pre-Masters' Programme.
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Bursaries and scholarships
All student awards
* Alumni Progression Bursary
10 per cent fee discount is available to all students who progress from an undergraduate to a non-government/research funded postgraduate programme at the university.
The undergraduate degree programme must have been completed on one of the universitys campuses (Avery Hill, Greenwich and Medway), at University Centre Folkestone or at one of the universitys partner colleges prior to registration onto the postgraduate programme.
The discount is applicable to the fee due after any other allowances have been deducted.
Sports and leisure awards
* David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary
This cash bursary of £1,000pa (payable in two £500 instalments) is awarded for a maximum of three years and is available to all students at the university who join the University of Greenwich Choir.
The bursary is awarded in memory of Dr David Fussey, the late Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, who gained great enjoyment from singing in choirs. If you have choral experience and pass the audition to join the choir, you may apply.
The choral exhibitioner must remain an active member of the choir, attend all rehearsals and give full support to the universitys Music Director. In the second year, the choral exhibitioner, in conjunction with the Music Director, is responsible for publicity and general administrative tasks for the choir. The closing date for applications each year is 30 September.
* Madame Osterberg Trust
Madame Martina Österberg was a pioneer of physical education for women until her death in 1915. She founded the Bergman Österberg Physical Training College at Dartford, which until recently formed part of the university.
The furtherance of education was extremely important to Madame Österberg, and awards in her memory are available to all registered students of the University of Greenwich and its partner colleges. Applications can be made for additional educational experiences that are not directly associated with a students current programme of study.
* Gravesend Rugby Football Bursary
Bursaries are available to students studying at the University of Greenwich or studying University of Greenwich programmes at one of its partner colleges. Students must have experience of playing rugby union to an appropriate level, with a minimum standard of County 18s group or a senior level of rugby, the equivalent to London South East 2 or above.
Bursaries are offered on an annual basis dependent on the students satisfactory performance and progress, a commitment to the Gravesend club and continued registration at the university.
* Royal Naval and Royal Marine Bursary
The University of Greenwich, working closely with the Royal Navy Crown charity, Greenwich Hospital, has been awarded funds to assist students studying at the University of Greenwich. The scheme aims to provide support to students who are serving or former members of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines or their sons or daughters. Navy and marine personnel must have a minimum of three years service.
The bursary aims to assist eligible students with educational costs by making awards of up to £3,000 per academic year for a maximum of four years. Payment in academic years 2 and 3 is dependent upon satisfactory academic progress; payment during a placement (Sandwich) year is dependent on the placement being unpaid.
* Sir William Boremans Foundation
The Foundation provides bursaries, to permanent residents of the London boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham. Applicants must have lived in the borough for a minimum of three years, be under 25 and have a family residual income in the region of £25,000 a year.
Bursaries can be used for travel, equipment, tuition fees, university excursions and general living expenses. UK full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to apply.
International student awards
* Gurkha Personnel Bursary
This £1,000 bursary is available to full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate students who are serving in the Gurkha military or are former Gurkha military personnel. Immediate family members may also apply.
* Nationality Scholarship
The University of Greenwich automatically awards scholarships of £1,000 to students from:
Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkic States, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
Students must be on a full-time programme that lasts for at least one academic year.
* People's Republic of China Scholarship
The university awards scholarships of up to £1,000 to students who have completed an approved programme at one of the universitys partner or link institutions in China and have progressed to an eligible programme at the university.
* International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Progression Scholarship
New international undergraduate students selected for outstanding achievement at the end of the first academic year receive a fee remission of £1,000 for years two and three of study.
Postgraduate students selected for outstanding achievement at the end of the diploma stage of Masters study are awarded a fee remission of £2,000 for the final stage of their Masters.
This programme is accredited by Standards Verification UK.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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