MA in English Language Teaching
The Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is an internationally recognised centre in a university that has consistently been positioned in the top 10 UK universities. The University of Warwick is currently ranked 6th in the UK Complete University Guide Rankings.
On the MA in ELT programme you have a range of programme options - experienced teachers can choose from a variety of specialisms including Young Learners, ICT, Testing, and ESP, or may opt for the general MA in ELT. For those with little or no teaching experience, you can choose the Studies and Methods programme option or the ICT specialism.
MA in ELT specialisms
The Centre for Applied Linguistics has a long-established international reputation for its taught postgraduate programmes at MA level. The MA specialisms available from the Centre are:
- English Language Teaching (Studies and Methods) (for those with little or no teaching experience)
- English Language Teaching (with a Specialism in English for Specific Purposes) (for experienced teachers)
- English Language Teaching (with a Specialism in English for Young Learners) (for experienced teachers)
- English Language Teaching (with a Specialism in ICT and Multimedia) (open to all regardless of teaching experience)
- English Language Teaching (with a Specialism in Testing and Assessment) (for experienced teachers - - in collaboration with Cambridge ESOL)
Assessment of all the programmes is by coursework and dissertation. Assignments on most modules are of 3,000 words. Professional Practice modules involve coursework of 6,000 words, and the final dissertation is of 15,000 words. There are no formal examinations.
As stated, a 15,000 word dissertation is the final piece of assessed work in all the MA programmes. Students are encouraged to select a dissertation topic relating to linguistic or professional dimensions of the programme followed and are often able to relate their research to their existing or intended professional role. Within each of the specialised MA programmes, there is a requirement that the dissertation topic should be selected from within the area of specialisation.