MA Programs in Language Teaching

Compare 13 MA Programs in Language Teaching

Following graduation with a bachelor’s degree, many students pursue a postgraduate master’s degree. This generally requires between one and two years of study. A Master of Arts may be awarded in any of a considerable number of academic subjects.

What is an MA in Language Teaching? A rapidly expanding field of graduate studies, language teaching is the instruction of a foreign or otherwise unknown method of communication to students. Globalization has made fluid communication vital in international business and politics. English has become the lingua franca for many industries such as airlines and education. In addition, most users of sign language are unable to communicate without it, making interpreters necessary for connection with others. Those with the ability to instruct in these fields are needed in many industries.

An MA in Language Teaching develops communication, a vital skill both in and outside of your career. You also typically learn useful teaching methods and lesson plan design in these programs.

The best way to determine the cost of an MA in Language Teaching is to decide what type of program in which you wish to study and contacting the school directly. Affordable programs may include online courses or living at home. Don’t forget considerations such as commuting costs when planning.

A Master of Arts in Language Teaching makes teaching jobs your most logical pursuit. Teachers with advanced qualifications for English teaching have become in demand in non-English-speaking countries. Even in English-speaking countries, you can generally find work teaching English to immigrants. It may also be possible for you to get a job as an interpreter or teaching method researcher.

You can find programs in language teaching at institutions around the world. Depending on the university, you may have the option of studying online or part-time. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA English Language Teaching

University of Southampton
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Southampton + 1 more

The MA English Language Teaching (ELT) is a post-experience programme which provides English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers from the UK and overseas with the opportunity to reflect on their professional experience, develop a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of English language teaching and gain the skills and competencies required for leadership roles in ELT. [+]

The MA English Language Teaching (ELT) is a post-experience programme which provides English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers from the UK and overseas with the opportunity to reflect on their professional experience, develop a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of English language teaching and gain the skills and competencies required for leadership roles in ELT.

Introducing your course

Provide people all over the world with the ability to speak and communicate fluently in English and start building the foundation towards a rewarding and exciting career with a Masters course in English Language Teaching (ELT) at the University of Southampton. This MA degree provided by the University of Southampton can give you the tools needed to teach English effectively, through current issues in language teaching methodology to the critical appraisal of language teaching.... [-]


MA in English Language Teaching (MA ELT)

University of Warwick The Centre for Applied Linguistics
Campus Full time August 2019 United Kingdom Coventry

Looking for an internationally-recognised professional qualification that can help take you to the next stage of your career? Or perhaps you want to deepen your understanding of the latest issues and practices in English language teaching, to help you deliver the best possible education to students of English language around the world? [+]

Take your career to the next level

Looking for an internationally-recognised professional qualification that can help take you to the next stage of your career? Or perhaps you want to deepen your understanding of the latest issues and practices in English language teaching, to help you deliver the best possible education to students of English language around the world?

With our flexible course structure, the research excellence you’d expect from one of the world’s top universities, and a close, supportive community around you, the MA English Language Teaching (ELT) at the University of Warwick is the course for you.

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MA E-LINGO – Teaching English to Young Learners (Pre-school and Primary School)

University of Education Freiburg
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2019 Germany Freiburg

E-LINGO is a part-time two-year post-graduate blended-learning master's program leading to a qualification in the teaching of English to young learners. The E-LINGO master's award also gives access to degree courses in teacher education and research at university level. [+]

E-LINGO is a part-time two-year post-graduate blended-learning master's program leading to a qualification in the teaching of English to young learners. The E-LINGO master's award also gives access to degree courses in teacher education and research at university level.

What makes E-LINGO special?

E-LINGO is a well-established master's program, which has successfully qualified teachers of English for young learners for more than a decade. It has received excellent reviews and has been used as a model for other blended-learning teacher qualification courses.

Acknowledges your work experience

Previous work experience is one of the entry requirements and makes up 60 of the 240 credit points necessary to start the MA program.... [-]


MA in Instruction and Curriculum: World Languages

Kean University
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA New York Union + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum: World Language (Spanish) program provides an opportunity for students already holding teaching certification to choose an academic area with a broad appeal and interest level while building essential methodological skills to disseminate information about people in the Hispanic world [+]

The Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum: World Languages program provides an opportunity for students already holding teaching certification to choose an academic area with a broad appeal and interest level while building essential methodological skills to disseminate information about people in the Hispanic world. The program offers an academic core that provides a specialized and thorough preparation in the Spanish language and offers the opportunity to further develop one’s knowledge of the structure of the language and how to teach it. The combination of the World Languages component (Spanish) and the Education classes is appropriate for careers in education and would be useful for careers in government and other professions as well.... [-]


MA in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full time and Part time study Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

Graduates will specialise in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. They will develop transferable skills relating to the field and especially in the area of teaching.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to have an international career in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language. They will also be able to devise language teaching programmes. Graduates will be able to work for the public or private sector globally (schools, institutes, universities, research centres), which specialise in this field.... [-]


MA in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages - Distance Learning

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. They will develop transferable skills relating to the field and especially in the area of teaching. [+]

Duration: 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. They will develop transferable skills relating to the field and especially in the area of teaching.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to have an international career in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language. They will also be able to devise language teaching programmes. Graduates will be able to work for the public or private sector globally (schools, institutes, universities, research centers), which specialize in this field.... [-]


Master of Arts in Linguistics (Language and Education)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

In the Master’s in Language and Education, you will study language and literature learning from an acquisitional, pragmatic and educational perspective while specialising in one of seven major European languages or language families. [+]

In the Master’s in Language and Education, you will study language and literature learning from an acquisitional, pragmatic and educational perspective, while specialising in one of seven major European languages or language families.

Language and literature in an educational context

The Master's programme Language and Education offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the study of language and literature learning. Drawing from research and practice, you will take courses in both linguistics and literature. The linguistic strand of the programme focuses on language use, language variation and (foreign) language learning and teaching, while the literary strand zeroes in on the practical and conceptual ties between literature and education, addressing questions such as: How does one ‘teach’ literature? What is it that literature teaches us? And what is the relationship between literature and social development and change?... [-]


MA Second Language Learning

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for both graduates with teaching experience and practising language teachers and trainers who wish to build a career in modern languages and English as a foreign language. It enables students to make an effective contribution to language learning in their organisation through research, development and the application of newly acquired knowledge, and enhance career prospects in further and higher education. [+]

WHY STUDY THIS PROGRAMME?

This programme is designed for both graduates with teaching experience and practising language teachers and trainers who wish to build a career in modern languages and English as a foreign language. It enables students to make an effective contribution to language learning in their organisation through research, development and the application of newly acquired knowledge, and enhance career prospects in further and higher education. This is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which will help you to develop your transferable skills, valued in a wide range of careers. The programme will introduce you to research in applied languages, in particular, those research activities and themes that affect the language-learning environment, including second language acquisition and communicative language teaching. You will also explore research in language learning in relation to the practical learning environment and acquire the skills to write and use computer-aided language learning tools and conduct a research project in language learning and language teaching. The university is currently developing a new Centre for Applied Research & Outreach in Language Education, which will become a focal point for national and international research projects into second language studies. You will have the opportunity to attend research seminars and workshops and engage with our doctoral students and other research staff.... [-]


Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

Ming Chuan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Saginaw

In recent years, the field of TCS/FL (Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language) has rapidly expanded to every corner of the world. The master's program of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language was founded to foster exceptional talents in the field of TCFL. The master's program places a strong emphasis on integrating theories and practices in education. We aim to prepare students for a promising career in TCFL and to further contribute to the Chinese language education field. [+]

Why TCFL?

In recent years, the field of TCS/FL (Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language) has rapidly expanded to every corner of the world. The master's program of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language was founded to foster exceptional talents in the field of TCFL. The master's program places a strong emphasis on integrating theories and practices in education. We aim to prepare students for a promising career in TCFL and to further contribute to the Chinese language education field.

One Tuition for Two Degrees

Upon the completion of 36 credit hours, students will be granted with two graduate degrees, Master of Arts (MA) by SVSU and Master of Arts (MA) by MCU-MI. The dual degrees demonstrate an international, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary competency of the graduates.... [-]


MA Teaching English for Academic Purposes

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Online Part time 2 years February 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to become a competent, research-informed and innovative English for academic purposes (EAP) practitioner. [+]

Overview

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to become a competent, research-informed and innovative English for academic purposes (EAP) practitioner.

Worldwide, there has been a significant increase in the demand for EAP teachers. This growth has stemmed from the expansion of English as a medium of instruction, internationalisation of the higher education sector, increasingly dominant position of English as the language of education and research, and rapid expansion of access to higher education.

This course focuses on the development of teacher competencies to improve the academic literacy of students. It entails knowledge and skills that incorporate much more than basic mastery of classroom management skills and knowledge of language systems.... [-]


MA Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is highly relevant if you are currently or looking to teach Chinese to speakers of other languages. [+]

Overview

This course is suitable if you are looking to take the journey of developing a career in the fast-growing area of Chinese language education in the UK or worldwide.

It is also for current Chinese language teachers keen to build on knowledge and experience, and for teachers of other subjects intending to move into this field, as well as those interested in course design, management or teacher training, both in the UK and internationally.

Our teaching is informed by leading research and we offer optional modules which reflect the latest in applied linguistics and language teacher education. You will learn in a modern, high-tech learning environment within a diverse and vibrant learning community of second and foreign language education, primary, secondary and higher education.... [-]


MA in German with Teaching Licensure

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Medford

The M.A. in German with Teaching Licensure is offered by the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies in conjunction with the Education department and is designed to prepare highly qualified secondary school teachers. [+]

The M.A. in German with Teaching Licensure is offered by the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies in conjunction with the Education Department and is designed to prepare highly qualified secondary school teachers.

Students in the program will study the literature, history, thought, and contemporary society of German-speaking countries. They will develop both strong language competency and the ability to conduct original research and write graduate-level research papers. Through courses from the Education Department at Tufts, students will also acquire knowledge of pedagogical theory, best practices, current issues in education, and adolescent development.

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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Chinese

Shenzhen University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 China Shenzhen

The MA in TESOC program, jointly sponsored by the School of Foreign Languages and Seadragon Education Research Institute, is tailor-made for students from outside China Mainland who have no or little experience in English language teaching but wish to teach English in Chinese schools and communities. [+]

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Chinese

Applications Open - Nov 1st, 2017

Application Deadline – March 10th, 2018

Shenzhen University is a public comprehensive university located in China’s southern outpost – Shenzhen. As a renowned special economic zone, Shenzhen has strong social and business ethos supporting and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. Shenzhen is adjacent to the two international metropolises – Hong Kong and Macao, with the fastest growing economy and playing a leading role in the course of China’s modernization and internationalization. Shenzhen now has a population of more than 1,000,000 foreigners, and thus the use of English becomes more and more common. The demand for native English teachers who have both an expertise in language learning and teaching and an in-depth understanding of Chinese culture is on the increase.... [-]