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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages for Young Learners (Part-Time)

Programme code:MA-TSLYL-PTUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Harry Kuchah Contact address:H.K.Kuchah@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Relevant first degree; a professional qualification; 2 years' 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 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 is designed for those interested in the teaching of English as a foreign language to children aged between 5 and 12 years. It aims to provide professionals in this fast-growing field of TESOL with the knowledge and skills needed to reflect on and develop practice.

The first part of the programme offers a grounding in how languages are learned, analysis of English language and TESOL methodology.

Students then study a specialised module which links understandings developed in the previous modules to young learners. A range of classroom activities, teaching/learning materials, and curricula for the young learner classroom are analysed and evaluated. Through their reading and engagement in practical activities students will develop understanding and skills to develop TESOL practice in young learner classrooms.

The third part of the programme - the critical study - offers Masters students an opportunity to investigate an aspect of teaching and learning in young learner classrooms in depth.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

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

EDUC5901MLearning and Teaching in TESOL30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5981MTeaching Languages to Young Learners30 creditsSemester 2


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

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

EDUC5902MInvestigating Language for TESOL30 creditsSemester 1
EDUC5904MDissertation in MA TESOL programmes and MA TESOL Studies60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

Students are required to study 30 credits from the following list:

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
EDUC5034MGlobal Learning in UK Primary Schools30 creditsSemester 2
EDUC5039MCreative Inquiry, Communication and Learning30 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 25/09/2019

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