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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Programme code:MA-TSL-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Mohammad Ahmadian Contact address:M.J.Ahmadian@leeds.ac.uk

A part-time variant of this programme is available, Programme Code MA-TSL-PT. For further details, please contact programme leader.

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

-Relevant first degree; two years' teaching experience.

-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; 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 overall aim of the MA TESOL programme is to develop participants' capacity to make informed and appropriate decisions for professional action in their current or future TESOL context and to contribute to the wider professional community.

The programme is designed for those involved in the teaching of English as a second, foreign or other language in all contexts. It provides professionals in the ever-expanding field of TESOL with the knowledge and skills needed to reflect upon and improve their practice, and further their careers.

The first part of the programme offers a grounding in how languages are learned, in analysis of English language, and in TESOL methodology. Students then choose among specialised modules relating to a range of areas of TESOL, in which relevant pedagogical materials, procedures, and curricula for the provision and assessment of TESOL are analysed and evaluated. Through reading and discussion, both online and face-to-face, students will become aware of current developments in TESOL pedagogy and theory around the world. The third part of the programme - the critical study - offers Masters students an opportunity to develop their own research skills and investigate an aspect of TESOL in depth.

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 with enhanced awareness and skill across different contexts;
- carry out research into aspects of TESOL which can contribute to professional knowledge;
- take on leadership roles in TESOL curriculum, research or management.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory 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 (12mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 or 60 credits from the following optional TESOL modules:

EDUC5039MCreative Inquiry, Communication and Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5055MDirected Study in Education 115 creditsSemester 1, Semester 2
EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5306MThe Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5903MLearning and Teaching Vocabulary15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5909MIntroducing a Task-Based Curriculum in Classrooms and Systems15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5912MGrammar, Learning and Teaching15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5913MTeaching Academic English15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5914MCorpus Linguistics in the Classroom15 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5925MTeacher Education for TESOL15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5927MAssessing Language Learning15 credits1 Mar to 31 May
EDUC5935MMaterials Development for TESOL15 credits1 Jan to 31 Mar
EDUC5981MTeaching Languages to Young Learners30 creditsSemester 2

Candidates not studying 60 credits from the above list must earn the remaining credits from the following list, or, by negotiation with the programme manager, from other programmes across the university.

EDUC5034MGlobal Learning in UK Primary Schools30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5053MDirected Study in Education 130 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5812MDevelopmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5861MTheorizing Childhood and Youth30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5862MResearch with Children and Young People30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5863MOn-screen, off-screen: children's creativity and cultures30 creditsSemester 2

Elective modules:

Last updated: 25/09/2019

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