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MAEnglish Language Teaching

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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This course intends to integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of English language teaching. It aims to develop your in-depth knowledge and understanding of the links between teaching, academic research, and theories of language learning and teaching.

Programme structure

You’ll take the following core modules:

Theory and Practice in Language Teaching: (20 credit)

This module develops your understanding of a wide range of teaching methodologies for both general purpose teaching and for particular language elements and skills. It also introduces you to the theories and research findings from the field of second language acquisition with particular emphasis on instructed second language acquisition. You’ll be able to critically evaluate the suitability of different teaching methodologies for promoting learning for particular student groups and teaching/learning contexts.

Analysing Language in Use: (20 credit)

You’ll develop your knowledge and skills in analysing language in use. It covers fundamental areas in language analysis for English language teaching practitioners. It also focuses on the collection of linguistic data from various social contexts and their analysis at different linguistic levels.

Course Design and Assessment: (20 credit)

The module aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate different types of course and syllabus design and to design a course. You’ll develop a critical understanding of principles and theoretical issues relating to course and syllabus design, through examination of different approaches to and descriptions of the course design process.

Research Methods:

This module provides essential preparation for assignments and dissertations. You’ll develop research skills and apply them to methodologies required for English Language Teaching research. In the first half, you’ll analyse the key components in published research literature and critically evaluate the research design and methodology used. In the second half, you’ll design a small-scale research project and conduct a pilot study to prepare for your dissertation.

In addition to the core modules, you will be able to choose two of the following choice of 20-credit option modules*:

Blended Learning and CALL: Multimedia Applications in Language Learning
English for Professional Purposes
Materials Development
Teacher Education
Teaching English to Young Learners
Teaching Speaking, Listening
Teaching Reading and Writing
English for Academic Purpose
Intercultural Communication

  • (options subject to availability)

Career opportunities

This career focused course is designed to provide a pathway to posts in academic management, teacher-training or materials writing for experienced teachers. We have graduates working as English language teaching professionals, teacher trainers, textbook writers or university lecturers throughout the world.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States