Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Bath Spa University
En London, Corsham (Inglaterra)

£ 13.860 - (16.441 )
IVA inc.

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Descripción

We aim to develop confident, well informed, resourceful language teaching practitioners who are capable of designing and teaching comprehensive language programmes. You’ll extend your knowledge base by engaging in independent research into your own practice and setting.
We recognise and value professional, cultural and life experiences; you’ll develop and explore these experiences during the programme. This will enhance your professional knowledge and understanding through reflection, aided by theoretical input and practical application.
Context specific professional development is an important element in the programme. We prepare you to return to your previous work context, or even move to a new one, with an adaptable knowledge base for your particular setting.

We have a flexible and supportive learning programme that develops your current understanding and knowledge in TESOL, while providing you with the necessary research and reflection skills to continue on your academic or professional career path.
Throughout the programme the amount of independent study gradually increases, both within and across modules, in order to build your confidence and self-reliance. As your future continuing professional development is also important to us, reflection, as a key skill, is interwoven into all modules to nurture your ability to continue learning beyond the MA TESOL.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

We’ll aid your understanding of the key theories and principles in TESOL, providing a balance of academic and professional content and experience. You’ll develop your ability in language analysis and understanding, as well as furthering your knowledge on how to incorporate this appropriately in class materials.

¿Esta formación es para mí?

Students who complete the MA TESOL will have many career opportunities including: English language teaching (general or specialised), language teacher trainer, materials writing, curriculum development, language textbook editor, Director of Studies/Assistant Director of Studies, PhD studies.

Requisitos: Students wishing to take the Independent Study module in the first trimester must supply evidence of teaching experience in the form of a letter from a past/current employer. The decision to allow a student to follow the independent study option will be taken by the Award Leader after discussion with the student and considering the evidence provided. International students, whose first language is not English, are required to have a minimum language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components.

Instalaciones y fechas

Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

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Corsham
Wiltshire, Inglaterra
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London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Leadership
Teaching
English
TESOL
Methodology
Languages
Textbook Editor
Speakers

Temario

The MA TESOL is available both full and part-time, and for international students there is a low residency option. There are two entry points in the year, September and February, with just one entry point in September for the low residency route.

  • Trimester 1 :
    In this first trimester your studies will include a mix of a practical and theoretical elements. You’ll have your first placement opportunity which you will be encouraged to reflect on in class. The development of your independent study skills begins in this trimester also.
  • Trimester 2 :
    We’ll continue developing your practical teaching skills through detailed discussion of relevant theories alongside your second placement. Your independence as a learner develops through being involved in leadership roles in weekly discussions on related theoretical topics. You’ll begin to prepare for your dissertation by strengthening your knowledge on research methodology and developing a dissertation proposal.
  • Trimester 3 :
    This trimester sees the culmination of the skills you’ve developed as you gather and analyse data, and write up this research in your dissertation.

Part time students follow the same sequence of modules, but do so over two years.

Course assessment

Assessment is built into each core module. There are no written exams. You’ll submit a portfolio of tasks which may include: oral presentations; reflection on module learning and teaching practice; essays; and analysis tasks. Assessment is supported by: discussions with tutors and colleagues; feedback on presentations and assignment drafts; journal reflections; and class activities.

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Course length: One year full-time, two years part-time.