Master's Degree in TESOL in Bath in United Kingdom

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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.

Students who want to gain knowledge in the teaching methods of a foreign language may want to study TESOL. Classes may include principles of linguistics, technology for language teaching, language assessment, pronunciation instruction and cultural issues.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Bath has two universities and two separate colleges. The University of Bath was even named University of the Year in 2011 and is concentrated on science and mechanics while Bath Spa University is more about social sciences. Other colleges are City of Bath College and Northland College.

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Master in TESOL

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

The MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme is for people who wish to teach English as a second [+]

Masters in TESOL in Bath in United Kingdom. Why study Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)? The MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme is for people who wish to teach English as a second or foreign language, or further develop their TESOL career prospects. The MA TESOL at Bath Spa University is one of the few TESOL programmes in the UK which incorporates a teaching practice component and is designed for both experienced teachers and those with little or no previous teaching experience. The programme aims to develop confident, well informed, resourceful language teaching practitioners who are capable of designing and teaching comprehensive language programmes. At the same time you will extend your own knowledge base by engaging in independent research into your own practice and setting. The programme recognises and values your professional, cultural and life experiences and you will 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 as we prepare you to return to your home country with an adaptable knowledge base for your particular setting. Entry requirements Students will typically have a good undergraduate degree (at least a 2:1) in an appropriate specialism from a recognised higher education institution. Teaching experience is welcome but not essential. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) can be offered if you have successfully completed previous Level 6 or 7 modules at another university. We will require a full transcript from the awarding university. It is also possible to gain accreditation for other kinds of professional development by compiling an independent study portfolio of professional development (APEL - Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning). 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. Career opportunities 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. [-]