This course is for teachers already working in a range of language related fields in primary and secondary education, who wish to develop their expertise in areas such as; teaching bilingual learners, English as first language and modern foreign languages. It is intended to support those wishing to become co-ordinators, consultants, advanced skills teachers, heads of department and mentors of trainees and NQTs.
From January 2012, you can enrol on a single unit of this programme which enables you to manage your learning flexibly and at a pace that suits you.
This course is aimed at teachers working in a range of language related fields in primary and secondary education, including teaching bilingual learners, English as first language and modern foreign languages (MFL).
It is intended to support those wishing to become co-ordinators, consultants, advanced skills teachers, heads of department and mentors of trainees and NQTs.
The course responds to the diversity of background of children in secondary schools and increasing governmental focus on the learning of English as an Additional Language (EAL).
The PgCert/Dip in Teaching Bilingual Learners responds to the diversity of background in children in primary and secondary schools and to the increading governmental focus on the learning of English as an additional language (EAL). The PgCert/PgDip in Teaching MFL is aimed at MFL practitioners in primary and secondary MFL teaching, whereas the PgCert/PgDeip in Language Education is aimed at a broader range of practitioners. This flexible professional development programme is intended to support those wishing to become coordinators, consultants, advanced skills teachers, heads of department and mentors trainees and NQTs.
Students can choose from PgCert/Dips in Language Education, Teaching Bilingual Learners and Teaching Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), all of which lead to the MA Language Education.
The dissertation is an extended piece of writing which reports on a research project.
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This unit will provide practical support for the modern foreign languages NQT during the Induction year as well as for teachers with several years experience. It will expect you to engage in a reflective process that helps you to make progress as a classroom practitioner.
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This will centre on the concept of community and will explore the latest research and practice into community language teaching, community schooling, schools and communities, language and community cohesion, Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities, and underachieving minority groups. You will explore and develop an area of interest to promote engagement with the wider community.
Assessment includes written assignments, portfolios, files of tasks, electronic presentations, art-based projects, small scale research tasks or presentations to participant groups. You will be encouraged to negotiate assessment to ensure it is appropriate to the context of your work.
You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or equivalent for example,
a Teaching Certificate and Qualified Teacher Status.
International students will be required to demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability. In order to enter most postgraduate courses the English requirements are: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575, TOEFL computer-based 230. Please note some programmes may have higher English language requirements. Applicants who don't meet the English language entry requirements may be able to join an English language course at MMU before starting their postgraduate programme. Our Centre for Academic English offers a range of courses in General and Academic English and it also offers pre-sessional English courses. Courses vary in length from eight to 30 weeks, depending on students' current level of English.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||230|
MMU offers a number of Vice-Chancellor Scholarships, worth £3,000, to international
students on full-time courses in the university. The deadline for application for these
scholarships is 30 June 2012, and you need to have an offer of a place by this date in
order to apply. Further details are available on the MMU International website.
You can also find information about other scholarships you may be able to apply for here.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS
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