2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
|Programme code:||MA-TSL-FT||UCAS 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
-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
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
Candidates will be required to study and pass the following compulsory modules:
|EDUC5901M||Learning and Teaching in TESOL||30 credits||1 Jan to 31 May|
|EDUC5902M||Investigating Language for TESOL||30 credits||1 Jan to 31 May|
|EDUC5928M||Research Methods and Dissertation in MA TESOL programmes and MA TESOL Studies||60 credits||1 Jan to 31 Oct|
Candidates will be required to study 30 or 60 credits from the following optional TESOL modules:
|EDUC5039M||Creative Inquiry, Communication and Learning||30 credits||1 May to 30 Sep|
|EDUC5049M||Understanding pedagogy through evidence-based enquiry||credits|
|EDUC5055M||Directed Study in Education 1||15 credits||1 May to 30 Sep, 1 Jan to 31 May|
|EDUC5058M||Advanced Readings in Language Education 1||credits|
|EDUC5059M||Advanced Readings in Language Education 2||credits|
|EDUC5256M||Technology Enhanced Language Learning||30 credits||1 May to 30 Sep|
|EDUC5306M||The Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning||15 credits||1 May to 31 July|
|EDUC5903M||Learning and Teaching Vocabulary||15 credits||1 May to 30 June|
|EDUC5909M||Introducing a Task-Based Curriculum in Classrooms and Systems||15 credits||1 Jun to 31 Jul|
|EDUC5912M||Grammar, Learning and Teaching||15 credits||1 Jun to 31 Jul|
|EDUC5913M||Teaching Academic English||15 credits||1 May to 30 June|
|EDUC5914M||Corpus Linguistics in the Classroom||15 credits||1 Jun to 31 Jul|
|EDUC5916M||Tasks and Materials for TESOL||15 credits||1 May to 30 June|
|EDUC5919M||Contemporary Issues in Second Language Teacher Education||credits|
|EDUC5925M||Teacher Education for TESOL||15 credits||1 Apr to 31 May|
|EDUC5927M||Assessing Language Learning||15 credits||1 Jun to 31 Jul|
|EDUC5936M||English Medium Instruction (EMI)||credits|
|EDUC5981M||Teaching Languages to Young Learners||30 credits||1 May to 30 Sep|
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.
|EDUC5053M||Directed Study in Education 1||30 credits||1 May to 30 Sep, 1 Jan to 31 May|
|EDUC5812M||Developmental Disorders II: Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder||30 credits||1 May to 30 Sep|
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