This new course covers the fundamentals of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Master's level.
Students will examine key issues in the field including teaching methods in English Language Teaching, teaching English to Young Learners and English for Specific Purposes, including English for Academic Purposes.
Learning & Teaching
The MA Education TESOL course will be delivered via a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, peer teaching sessions, as well as individual and group work. In addition to timetabled delivery, there will be elements of self-study and independent learning which will reinforce the content delivered in face-to-face contact sessions.
In addition, the student will be required to engage fully in the university's Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle, which serves as a tool for independent learning.
Cardiff Metropolitan University has an excellent Student Services department which provides pastoral support to all students as well as a dedicated International Welfare Team based in our International Office. Apart from taught sessions which will make up the majority of the face-to-face delivery on the MA Education TESOL course, office hours for lecturers are normally between 9 am and 5 pm. We also allocate every student with their own Personal Tutor for academic support.
Employability & Careers
Graduates from the MA Education TESOL course will be able to apply for teaching posts in a variety of contexts that teach English to speakers of other languages. These include private language schools, training departments in professional contexts and university-based English language departments. Opportunities for further study for graduates from the programme are to progress on to PhD level study within the Cardiff School of Education or in other universities.
Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent. For applicants whose first language is not English, such candidates must normally be able to demonstrate on entry English Language proficiency at or equivalent to an IELTS overall score of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 on the Writing paper.
Students are selected on the basis of an application form and a well-written personal statement. An interview may also be requested.
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.