M.A. English Language Teaching (ELT)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP12100 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP6150 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| London, England, United Kingdom
Speaking our native language comes naturally. Acquiring a second language is a much more complex undertaking that a skilled teacher can make easier. This fascinating course will give you a deeper understanding of the field of English language teaching in the UK and in a global context.

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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.

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.

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.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP12100 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP6150 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

At the University of East London all programmes are credit-rated to help you to understand the amount and level of study that is needed.

One credit is equal to 10 hours of directed study time.

Credits are assigned to one of 5 levels:

  • 0 - equivalent in standard to GCE 'A' level and is intended to prepare students for year one of an undergraduate degree programme

  • 1 - equivalent in standard to the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree programme

  • 2 - equivalent in standard to the second year of a full-time undergraduate degree programme

  • 3 - equivalent in standard to the third year of a full-time undergraduate degree programme

  • M - equivalent in standard to a Masters degree

Credit rating

Postgraduate Certificate

A programme leading to a Postgraduate Certificate consists of
60 credits at Level M

Postgraduate Diploma A programme leading to a Postgraduate Diplomaconsists of
120 credits at Level M

Masters

A programme leading to a Masters award consists of 180 credits at Level M and will include a 60 credit level M core module of advanced independent research.

Exceptionally, through programme validation, a maximum of one third of the credits for a postgraduate award may comprise credit for modules at level 3.

Exceptionally, through programme validation, the 60 credit level M core module of advanced independent research required for a Masters award may be replaced by a 30 credit level M core module of advanced independent research, provided that it can be demonstrated that sufficient advanced independent research is achieved in the remainder of the programme amounting to a further 30 level M credits.

Up to half the credits for an award may be achieved through accredited experiential learning, and up to two thirds of the credits for an award may be achieved through accredited certificated learning. (Where a combination of experiential and certificated learning is involved up to one half of the credits for the award may be achieved through accredited experiential learning with further credits being achieved through accredited certificated learning up to a maximum of two thirds of the credits for the award).

Typical duration

The programme is full-time over one year and part-time over a maximum of six years. Participants have between one and six years to complete the full award of PG Diploma or MA. Participants have between one semester and two years to complete the PG Certificate.

How the teaching year is divided

Each module is offered across a 15 week semester. Semester A runs from September to January and semester B runs from February to May.

What you will study when

Three modules on the MA ELT are core: Language Systems and Language Skils; Methodology and Materials and ELT and ELT and its Contexts. Instead of Second Language Acquisition and ELT students can select an available module from the MA Multilingualism. Full-time students complete two 30 credit module per semester followed by submission of their dissertation.
Those students who take longer than one year to complete the programme will agree a timescale with the programme leader.

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Requirements

  1. Application form and references
  2. A first degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities (e.g. Languages, English, Education, Psychology, etc.)
  3. Evidence of relevant classroom experience
  4. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent in the case of international students (applicants should have a minimum score of 6 in all components)

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Masters

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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