M.Phil. English Language Teaching (M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR14200 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Trinity College Dublin | Dublin, Ireland
As the importance of English as a global language has continued to grow, English teachers have increasingly sought to deepen their understanding of the nature of language teaching and learning in light of the diverse challenges they face. The M.Phil. programme in English Language Teaching is aimed at meeting the needs of teachers who wish to enhance their career options.

Description of English Language Teaching (M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip)

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The programme will give practicing teachers the opportunity to explore current issues in ELT, and to deepen their understanding of the theoretical and practical concerns that underlie their teaching. The programme benefits in particular from the CLCS’s involvement in the development and implementation of two Council of Europe tools that are important in the current debate about language learning, teaching and assessment world-wide: the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the European Language Portfolio.

Applicants should have a good honours degree (at least an upper second or equivalent; GPA of at least 3.2). Preference is given to applicants with relevant teaching experience. Students whose first language is not English are provided with a four-week induction programme in September to prepare them for postgraduate study in Ireland. All applicants are expected to show proficiency in at least one language other than their first language

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 31 JUNE
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14200 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 7250 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

You take four obligatory ‘core’ modules:
  • Second Language Curriculum Planning and Implementation
  • Describing English Grammar
  • Language Testing
  • Pedagogical Grammar of English
...and choose two from among the following menu of elective modules:
  • English Language Teaching Practice 1
  • English Language Teaching Practice 2
  • Technology, Language, and Communication
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • History and Globalisation of English
  • Bilingualism and the Maintenance of Irish
  • Linguistic Pragmatics
  • Multilingualism
  • Second Language Teaching
The modules are taught in Michaelmas and Hilary terms, and students prepare and write a 15,000-word dissertation in Trinity term and the long vacation (April-August).

Requirements for English Language Teaching (M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip)

Applicants should have a good honors degree (at least an upper second or equivalent; GPA of at least 3.2). Preference is given to applicants with relevant teaching experience. Students who are not native speakers of English are expected to attend the orientation course in English for Academic Purposes in the CLCS in the month preceding the start of the academic year. All applicants are expected to show proficiency in at least one language other than their first language. Applicants must complete the Personal Statement section of the application form and explain their motivation in applying for their chosen course(s).

Work Experience for English Language Teaching (M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip)

No work experience is required.

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