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.
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.
The course consists of four modules and a dissertation, which includes research methods training.
You will look at the theoretical, conceptual side of language systems within the field of applied linguistics. You will explore how we can draw on these theories to devise a curriculum and learning materials.
Because English is a world language, both power and ideology are intertwined with its teaching. The course offers a chance to examine the politics or the social dimensions of teaching English as a foreign and as a second language.
For instance, English is associated with modernisation in some parts of the world. In developing countries it can be seen as key to social mobility, even if that is more discourse than reality.
Subjects such as these will form the basis of discussion seminars as you explore how theory works in practice.
You will also be exposed to research methodologies in the Second Language Acquisition module and have the opportunity to work on a dissertation that involves language data collection, perhaps from your own students.
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