Master's in English in Asia

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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

The Master in English program will provide theoretical grounds to pursue a research program. In addition, students can become practicing teachers or enter other fields that will develop their general cultural understanding as related to the English language.

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area.

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Master of Education in TESL

HELP University
Campus Part time 108 weeks January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The overall agenda is one of access to higher education. The provision of this programme offers students an opportunity to complete higher education in Malaysia. [+]

Masters in English in Asia 2017. The overall agenda is one of access to higher education. The provision of this programme offers students an opportunity to complete higher education in Malaysia. It also complements the national and social objectives of upgrading professionals who are engaged in ESL teaching of our nation's youth. It has been expressly stated by the Malaysian government that there is an acute short supply of qualified committed ESL teachers in many schools. This programme supports the overall societal and national needs of building a knowledge-based society and supports national human capital development needs. It also complements the ESL teaching programmes in HU's Dept of English. Specifically, the MEd TESL programme aims to transform the thinking regarding principles, approaches, and methodologies of more effective delivery in language classrooms in Malaysian schools. In order to attract not just local students but also those from ASEAN, Asia-Pacific region and beyond, the programme provides affordability and flexibility in terms of its modular structure to cater for busy adults engaged in work and personal commitments. At the institution's level, this is a Graduate level programme (MQF Level 7). As indicated below, this fits within the general picture of HU offering programmes at the pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuous professional development (CPD) levels. HELP Master of Education (TESL) is designed to train graduates who do not have a teaching qualification but aspire to become English teaching professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to effectively teach English as a Second Language. Students will be equipped with excellent skills and capabilities for professional employment in the field. In MEd (TESL), as opposed to a Bachelor degree (TESL), students are asked to do action research as projects in each course. The studies are more in-depth, and require more critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students are encouraged to apply what they learn in their daily teaching and reflect on methodologies. LEARNING OUTCOMES Manage and steer their own professional development with a broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary TESL principles, theories, and practices in the local and global language teaching contexts Exercise and demonstrate enhanced skills and strategies in dealing with challenges and solutions in their working environment Exert decision-making skills and effective leadership at an appropriate level in key TESL settings. Conduct pertinent research and apply relevant findings of TESL to influence classroom practice and planning policy Apply critical thinking skills and contribute significantly to ongoing professional discourse in TESL Be proactive in reviewing current TESL practice and policy to ensure relevance to the changing needs of society Upgrade, inculcate and habitually embrace advancements to enhance their own professional skills Be proactively aware of and able to incorporate relevant developing trends and issues related to language education in general and TESL in particular KEY FEATURES MQA approved Modular Highly interactive, hands-on classes Flexible timetable Highly qualified academic staff PROGRAMME STRUCTURE 12 modules Six (6) weeks per module, including all classes, assignments, exams. Face-to-face classes on first, third, and sixth weekends (Saturday & Sunday) Breaks between modules Course Duration: 108 weeks or + 2 years [-]

Master of Arts in English for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme is designed for practising professionals who hold positions of responsibility. It provides you with a critical awareness of how communication functions in organizations to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence. [+]

This credit-based programme, offered by the Department of English, is intended for professionals of all disciplines who wish to upgrade their qualifications in English for professional contexts. It is designed primarily for middle-level managerial staff who need to demonstrate a high level of communicative competence in English in situations relevant to their personal needs. The Programme will enable students to communicate effectively, appropriately and confidently in managerial tasks requiring a high level of English. The aim of the Programme is to equip graduates with an understanding of the concepts and skills that underlie the use of English in professional contexts. These include: - develop and demonstrate an awareness of how communication functions in organisations; - improve understanding of the principal language systems of English to be able to monitor their own and others’ work-related language use; - develop and demonstrate an effective repertoire of practical communication strategies in order to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence; - develop and demonstrate the research skills necessary to undertake a substantial study of communication within own organisation with a view to enhancing that communication; - further demonstrate professional competence and leadership through the critical application of professional communicative competence; - apply critical and creative thinking skills strategically in professional communication contexts; - think holistically and analytically in dealing with complex professional communication problems and situations; - enhance lifelong learning capability through inquiry and reflection on professional communication practice in both local and global contexts. Entrance Requirements - A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in an area of specialism, with English having been the medium of instruction; - A minimum of two years of relevant post-qualification work experience; - A very high standard of competence in both written and spoken English; - Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements: - A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the Internet-based test, or 590 or above for the paper-based test; OR - An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 for the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 for the speaking and writing sections; OR - A level of competence in English, as demonstrated by performance in the admission interview and written test set by the Department of English, which indicates that the applicant* is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level. Notes: *This only applies to either native English speakers or non-native English applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). Non-native speakers or applicants without a Bachelor's degree from an EMI university still have to fulfil the University-wide minimum language requirements. Exceptional cases shall be considered on a case-by-case basis. The programme is primarily intended for those with an undergraduate degree other than in English. However, applications are considered from a range of specialisms, including English. Candidates are expected to be in current full-time employment. Direct entry to Stage 3 of the programme is possible for holders of a PgD in English for the Professions (with preference given to those with a Credit or Distinction). Programme Fee HK$3,200 per credit for local students HK$4,500 per credit for non-local students [-]

Master of Arts in English Language Teaching

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme is designed for teachers with teaching experience at the tertiary, adult or secondary level to develop their effective problem-solving techniques required in demanding and changing teaching environments. It is recognised by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government for the Subject Knowledge Requirement for teachers. [+]

Masters in English in Asia 2017. Programme Aims The aim of this programme is to develop graduates capable of making an immediate contribution to education. This programme provides you with: - insights into linguistic, educational and international issues related to English language teaching - knowledge and skills extremely relevant for an effective English language teacher - opportunities to reflect and relate recent trends in educational concepts to your own experience and practice - a critical perspective designed to equip you for the challenges in today's ever-changing teaching environment - a depth of knowledge which will enhance your ambition to offer a high quality and outstanding English language teaching experience to your students Programme Contents The programme offers a flexible credit-based system in a highly interactive learning environment. - 6 Core Subjects (18 credits) - 4 Elective Subjects (12 credits) Programme Details The programme is flexible to meet your needs: - You can exit at PgD, 6 compulsory subjects (18 Credits) or MA level, 10 subjects (30 credits) - Mixed Mode of Attendance: full-time and part-time study. Full-time is normally completed in 1 year and part-time normally in 2 years. - Convenient Timing: most classes take place in the evening and / or Saturday afternoons - Professional Recognition: new and serving English language teachers who do not hold a degree majoring in English but have completed the MAELT programme successfully will be regarded by the Education Bureau (EDB) as having a relevant language major degree. Currently, the MAELT meets the EDB's Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR). Graduates meet the EDB's Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that they also meet the training requirement for language teachers. Programme Fee HK$3,200 per credit for local students HK$4,500 per credit for non-local students Entrance Requirements A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent. Two years of teaching experience at the tertiary, adult or secondary level would be an advantage. Applications will also be considered from students who hold a first degree majoring in English but who have no teaching experience. Excellent competence in both written and spoken English. Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the Internet-based test, 590 or above for the paper-based test; OR An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 for the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 for the speaking and writing sections; OR A level of competence in English, as demonstrated by performance in the admission interview and written test set by the Department of English, which indicates that the applicant* is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level. Notes: *This only applies to either native English speakers or non-native English applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). Non-native speakers or applicants without a Bachelor's degree from an EMI university still have to fulfil the University-wide minimum language requirements. Exceptional cases shall be considered on a case-by-case basis. [-]

Master of Arts in English Language Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme aims to update students' knowledge of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to their work. It is recognised by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government for the Subject Knowledge Requirement for teachers. [+]

Aims - To update your knowledge of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to your work - To give you the chance to learn new concepts in English language studies and apply these to your work Benefits - Choice of Subjects: wide range of elective subjects to choose from - Mixed Mode of Learning: full-time and part-time study - Flexibility: students can exit at PgC, PgD or MA level - Professional Recognition: The MAELS meets EDB's Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR) and also meets the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that on graduation students meet the training requirement for language teachers Professional Recognition New and serving English language teachers who do not hold a degree in English, but who have completed the MAELS programme successfully, are regarded by the Education Bureau (EDB) as having a degree with a relevant language major. The MAELS meets the EDB's Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR). It also meets the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that on graduation students meet the training requirements for language teachers. Entrance Requirements A Bachelor’s degree in any subject or the equivalent, with preference given to applicants who majored in English or a Communications-related field. Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the Internet-based test, or 590 or above for the paper-based test; OR An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 for the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 for the speaking and writing sections; OR A level of competence in English, as demonstrated by performance in the admission interview and written test set by the Department of English, which indicates that the applicant* is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level. Notes: *This only applies to either native English speakers or non-native English applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). Non-native speakers or applicants without a Bachelor's degree from an EMI university still have to fulfil the University-wide minimum language requirements. Exceptional cases shall be considered on a case-by-case basis. Programme Structure - Full-time: 1 yr (2 semesters and 1 summer term) - Part-time: 2 yrs (4 semesters and 1 summer term) Programme Fee HK$3,200 per credit for local students HK$4,500 per credit for non-local students [-]

MPhil in English

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers a Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in Contemporary English Studies. For us, English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in... [+]

Masters in English in Asia 2017. MPhil in English Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Contemporary English Studies is one exciting area of teaching and research. The Department of English offers a Honours Degree programme and a postgraduate programme in English Studies. For us, English Studies embraces the study of Contemporary Literature in English, Applied Linguistic Studies and Language Studies. We recognize English as an international discourse or lingua franca, no longer a literature and language belonging to Britain and North America. While we embrace a wide range of interests in applied linguistics, pedagogy and literary studies, we are especially strong on critical theory semiotics critical digital literacy Asian Literatures in English Neo-Victorian Studies sociolinguistics English in Hong Kong Tragic drama and tragic discourse Details of staff research and teaching expertise can be found on the departmental website: www.LN.edu.hk/eng/staff.php. The Department is deeply committed to Lingnan’s ethos of ‘student-centred learning’ and ‘teaching the whole person’. For postgraduates it offers: regular, attentive and highly supportive supervision high-quality research support, with excellent library and computing facilities vigorous and friendly discussions in seminars and informally financial support to attend conferences and for archival research research links with similar departments internationally opportunities for undergraduate teaching collegial relations with staff who welcome and value our postgraduates Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. [-]