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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Teacher Education)

Programme code:MA-TSL/TE-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Laura Grassick Contact address:L.J.Grassick@leeds.ac.uk

This programme is available part-time (programme code MA-TSL/TE-PT). Please contact Mike Baynham for further information.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Relevant first degree
- A professional qualification
- Some experience in teaching TESOL teachers is desirable, as well as a minimum of two years of TESOL teaching with five years being desirable.

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:

This programme is for candidates who are already or hope to be involved in TESOL teacher education. There is increasing international concern with issues of quality and provision in teacher education, and a growing literature on teacher knowledge and teacher learning within the TESOL area as well as more generally.

Students on this programme follow MA TESOL provision in the first semester and in the second are required to take the two consecutive modules on teacher education. In addition, the critical study is written in an area of teacher education. Graduates from this programme should be better equipped to act as teacher educators and/or as researchers in this growing field.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory modules:

EDUC5306MThe Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
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
EDUC5925MTeacher Education for TESOL15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

EDUC5055MDirected Study in Education 115 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5903MLearning and Teaching Vocabulary15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5909MIntroducing a Task-Based Curriculum in Classrooms and Systems15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5912MGrammar, Learning and Teaching15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5913MTeaching Academic English15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5914MCorpus Linguistics in the Classroom15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5927MAssessing Language Learning15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5935MMaterials Development for TESOL15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5981MTeaching Languages to Young Learners30 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 11/07/2018

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