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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA TESOL Studies

Programme code:MA-TSL/SUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Gary Chambers Contact address:G.N.Chambers@education.leeds.ac.uk

This programme is available part time (programme code MA-TSL/S-PT). For further details, please contact programme leader

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

-Relevant first degree;

-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.

On this programme previous experience of teaching is not a requirement, although some is desirable.

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 course is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Participants may have some limited experience (less than 2 years) as a teacher or tutor of English or may have just graduated in a subject related to Education, English or other languages.

The overall aim of the programme is to develop participants' capacity to make informed and appropriate decisions as teachers of English in a particular educational context.

- The first part of the programme offers a grounding in how languages are learned, in analysis of English language, and in TESOL methodology.
- In the second semester one further core module aims to develop students' essential teaching skills, though observing and practicing teaching and reflecting on the experience; at the same time they will also be able to take optional modules in practical aspects of TESOL such as teaching younger learners, analysing and adapting learning materials, using ICT, and assessing pupils.
- The final part of the programme - the dissertation - offers students an opportunity to investigate a chosen aspect of TESOL in more depth through a small-scale research project. Throughout the course students will be expected to expand their awareness of the field through extensive reading and discussion, both online and face-to-face.

By the end of this programme students should be able to:
- understand and critically evaluate theories of language, learning and teaching;
- plan, carry out and evaluate TESOL professional practices appropriate to a particular context;
- carry out a small-scale research investigation into an aspect of TESOL relevant to their personal development;
- continue to develop as TESOL professionals through reflection on their practice.


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

Compulsory modules:

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

EDUC5904MDissertation in MA TESOL programmes and MA TESOL Studies60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
EDUC5931MAnalysing Language Learning30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5932MAnalysing Language Teaching15 credits1 Nov to 31 Dec
EDUC5933MLanguage Teaching Methodology30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5934MAnalysing Language15 credits01 Oct to 30 Nov

Optional modules:

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

EDUC5034MGlobal Learning in UK Primary Schools30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5039MCreative Inquiry, Communication and Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5265MDigital Education in Practice30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5267MDesigning Digital Education30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5903MLearning and Teaching Vocabulary15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5912MGrammar, Learning and Teaching15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5913MTeaching Academic English15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5914MCorpus Linguistics in the Classroom15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5916MTasks and Materials for TESOL15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5927MAssessing Language Learning15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5981MTeaching Languages to Young Learners30 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 25/09/2019

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