English Language Teaching (ELT), M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12480
    Tuition (Year)
    6900
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Speaking our native language comes naturally. Acquiring a second language is a much more complex undertaking that a skilled teacher can make easier. The English Language Teaching (ELT) programme is delivered by University of East London.

About

This fascinating course will give you a deeper understanding of the field of English language teaching in the UK and in a global context.

It addresses the language systems of English, as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will also examine second-language acquisition theories and the impact that these have on English language teaching pedagogy. The English Language Teaching (ELT) programme is offered by University of East London.

You will explore the implications of the global spread of English, the rise of ‘new Englishes’ around the world and the political and cultural dimensions of teaching English as an international language.

Ultimately, the course will open up exciting and stimulating career opportunities, both nationally and internationally, as a teacher of English or as someone who will shape the future of English language teaching.

Your future career

This master’s course is one of the ways you can become qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages, either in the UK or abroad, but it also offers much more.

On the teaching side, you may decide to enter the burgeoning world of English language teaching schools. There are a huge number of these in London.

You may want to teach English in other parts of the world. A master’s qualification will increase the opportunities to pursue such a career.

By upgrading your professional qualifications, you will also open up promotion opportunities.

It could you help you become the subject head in English language teaching or assume deputy head and head teacher roles in the future.

You will become qualified to lead other teachers and to shape the future of English language teaching by devising and writing learning policies and materials or by working in a curriculum coordinator role.

Some of our international students have returned to their home countries to take up Ministry of Education roles that require a postgraduate degree in English language teaching or language studies.

The course will also equip you to pursue an academic career in the field of English language teaching, perhaps through the research route or in an associated subject such as Applied Linguistic Studies.

Programme Structure

Modules

  • Pedagogical Grammar for ELT
  • Approaches to Teaching and Learning in ELT
  • Second Language Acquisition and ELT
  • Teaching English in Diverse Contexts
  • Dissertation 

How you'll learn

This rewarding master’s course can be studied on a one-year full-time basis or part-time for between two and six years. This means it can fall in with your life or teaching commitments.

The course has a strong focus on classroom practice and emphasises discussion and student contribution throughout.

Your fellow students will come to the MA from a wide range of countries and educational contexts. Such diversity guarantees a rich learning environment to which you can contribute your deepening knowledge of a complex and rapidly developing field.

The lectures have more of a seminar feel, with every student encouraged to respond to the lecture material and to contribute your own anecdotal experience.

You will study one module per term. You are expected to show independent thinking and to read and critically engage with a wide range of set and recommended texts.

Extra essay seminars will be laid on for all of the assignments and main essay assessments. In these seminars, preliminary draft essays produced by students will be taken as the starting point for discussions.

It is envisaged that a series of external speakers will share their expertise in particular topics throughout the year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Minimum 2.2 Honours in Social Sciences or Humanities subject (e.g. Languages, English, Education, Psychology)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12480 International
  • GBP 6900 EU/EEA
  • £1,150 Per 30 credit module for part time studies

Funding

£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England 

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:

  • if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
  • your course
  • your age
  • your nationality or residency status

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.