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2020/21 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.


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[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 May to 31 July
EDUC5901MLearning and Teaching in TESOL30 credits1 Jan to 31 May
EDUC5902MInvestigating Language for TESOL30 credits1 Jan to 31 May
EDUC5919MContemporary Issues in Second Language Teacher Education  credits 
EDUC5925MTeacher Education for TESOL15 credits1 Apr to 31 May
EDUC5928MResearch Methods and Dissertation in MA TESOL programmes and MA TESOL Studies60 credits1 Jan to 31 Oct

Optional modules:

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

EDUC5049MUnderstanding pedagogy through evidence-based enquiry  credits 
EDUC5055MDirected Study in Education 115 credits1 May to 30 Sep, 1 Jan to 31 May
EDUC5058MAdvanced Readings in Language Education 1  credits 
EDUC5059MAdvanced Readings in Language Education 2  credits 
EDUC5256MTechnology Enhanced Language Learning30 credits1 May to 30 Sep
EDUC5903MLearning and Teaching Vocabulary15 credits1 May to 30 June
EDUC5909MIntroducing a Task-Based Curriculum in Classrooms and Systems15 credits1 Jun to 31 Jul
EDUC5912MGrammar, Learning and Teaching15 credits1 Jun to 31 Jul
EDUC5913MTeaching Academic English15 credits1 May to 30 June
EDUC5914MCorpus Linguistics in the Classroom15 credits1 Jun to 31 Jul
EDUC5916MTasks and Materials for TESOL15 credits1 May to 30 June
EDUC5927MAssessing Language Learning15 credits1 Jun to 31 Jul
EDUC5936MEnglish Medium Instruction (EMI)  credits 
EDUC5981MTeaching Languages to Young Learners30 credits1 Jan to 30 Apr

Last updated: 30/06/2020 18:48:16

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