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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Information and Communications Technology

Programme code:MA-TSL&ICTFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Aisha Walker/Richard Badger Contact address:s.a.walker@education.leeds.ac.uk

Part time variant available, contact tutor for details.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Candidates normally have a first degree, a professional qualification and at least two years' relevant experience. Other educational and professional backgrounds may be considered in exceptional circumstances. The course is not suitable for those without professional experience.

- Candidates must have basic ICT skills.

-Non-native speakers of English will be required to obtain proof of proficiency in English Language. You will need to gain:
IELTS overall score of 7.0 with nothing less than 6.0; or, TOEFL Paper version 600; or, TOEFL IBt 100; or, Pearson Test of English Academic 68 overall; or, An equivalent qualification agreed with Central Student Admissions, University of Leeds.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education

Programme specification:

The programme aims to contribute to the intellectual and professional development of all those who are using or who intend to use information and communications technology (ICT) to facilitate teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). The programme will enable students to develop a thorough understanding of the theoretical background of both TESOL and ICT. Students will also gain practical experience of using ICT to develop TESOL materials or deliver teaching. Furthermore, students will gain practical experience of e-learning and of the facilitation of online discussion.

Students will be encouraged to base their learning on their professional practice and will reflect on the relationship between their professional work and the issues and concepts raised on the programme. Students will also conduct a small-scale research project in the area of TESOL and ICT which will provide further opportunities for the application of theory to their professional practice.

At the end of the programme students should have developed a thorough understanding of the theories of learning and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and of how to use information and communications technology (ICT) to facilitate that learning and teaching. Students should have gained knowledge of ICT applications suitable for TESOL and practical skills in the use of ICT to create TESOL materials and to support teaching.

Students should have developed confidence in their use of ICT for TESOL and will be able to support colleagues in their understanding and use of ICT.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students are required to study and pass the following modules:

Compulsory modules:

EDUC5901MLearning and Teaching in TESOL30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5902MInvestigating Language for TESOL30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5904MDissertation in MA TESOL programmes and MA TESOL Studies60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules

EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5265MDigital Education in Practice30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5267MDesigning Digital Education30 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 03/09/2018

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