MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages for Young Learners
(Award available for year: Master of Arts)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able to:- demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to TEYL and/or to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the discipline;- exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and TEYL-specific intellectual abilities;- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;- proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;- critically and creatively evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in TEYL.
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught) will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in the field of TEYL;- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations, such as the young learner classroom;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods including- essays- analyses of activities or materials- empirical investigation. Which will involve the achievement of the students in:- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating received opinion;- making sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.