Masters Programs in Language Teaching

Compare 25 Masters Programs in Language Teaching

A master's degree is usually a multi-year program focusing on a specific subject. These programs are often used as a refinement of bachelor's studies, and as such, they tend to require applicants to have completed an undergraduate degree.

What is a Master in Language Teaching? These education courses tend to focus on the teaching of foreign languages. There are numerous certifications also available to prospective foreign language teachers, and these courses are usually held at a much higher academic level, often taking place over the course of two to three years. Students could expect to encounter classes engaging in extensive research as well as those fostering development of practical teaching skills. Common courses include test design, professional practice, pedagogy and education of other teachers. These courses are usually available at a variety of institutions, both online and in traditional classroom formats.

One might expect to travel abroad after graduating from such a program, if one wished, as the knowledge obtained in these courses is usually specifically geared towards teaching in foreign countries. Skills obtained in graduate school, such as keeping a schedule, making deadlines and showing up for appointments, are often hallmarks of success in any venture.

Investigate the tuition costs at several institutions before moving ahead with applications. The scale of your investment is likely to vary from one institution or educational facility to the next.

After obtaining a Master in Language Teaching, a graduate might go on to become an academic researcher, school administrator or foreign language teacher. Researchers often use their knowledge and organizational skills to investigate and solve problems in education. Administrators might guide schools or instruct fellow teachers. Teachers themselves often travel around the world to instruct students in language.

The process of finding a program is usually quite extensive, so start as soon as is practical. 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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The Teaching of English as a Foreign/International Language Program

Hellenic Open University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Greece Patras

Τhe aim of this M.Ed. is to prompt English Language, Literature and Philology graduates’ professional development as teachers of English as a foreign and as an international lingua franca by actively engaging them in theoretical and practical studies in the domain of language teaching methodology, and in accordance with the ever-increasing demands of the current local and international labour market. [+]

Τhe aim of this M.Ed. is to prompt English Language, Literature and Philology graduates’ professional development as teachers of English as a foreign and as an international lingua franca by actively engaging them in theoretical and practical studies in the domain of language teaching methodology, and in accordance with the ever-increasing demands of the current local and international labour market.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Master’s program, students will be expected to be able to:

analyze, perform and communicate teacher level research related to English language teaching; comprehend and demonstrate specialized language teaching knowledge and skills in the language skills and elements by: Examining, selecting, and using methods conducive to effective learning of particular language skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) and elements (Culture, Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation) and by examining, evaluating, and creating materials to support effective language teaching and learning; critically analyzing research in language acquisition and teaching, and applying it to classroom contexts; design, develop and evaluate curricula and materials for English language teaching; create, analyze and interpret effective measures of language ability of their students; locate and select appropriate teaching resources to use computer technology to assist their learners’ needs; comprehend and apply the principles of English for specific purposes instruction relative to the linguistic background and work environment of their students; demonstrate an understanding of intercultural approaches in language teaching; identify, design and employ recognized principles of effective English language teacher development and training program operation. ... [-]

The Teaching of French as a Foreign Language Program

Hellenic Open University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Greece Patras

Τhe aim of this M.Ed. is to prompt French Language, Literature and Philology graduates’ professional development as teachers of French as a foreign language by actively engaging them in theoretical and practical studies in the domain of language teaching methodology, and in accordance with the ever-increasing demands of the current local and international labor market. [+]

Τhe aim of this M.Ed. is to prompt French Language, Literature and Philology graduates’ professional development as teachers of French as a foreign language by actively engaging them in theoretical and practical studies in the domain of language teaching methodology, and in accordance with the ever-increasing demands of the current local and international labor market.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master's Program, students are expected to:

understand and demonstrate specialist knowledge and skills in the teaching of the French language: with particular regard to language teaching, to consider, select and use appropriate methods for effective learning of all language skills (production and comprehension of written and spoken discourse); understand and demonstrate specialist knowledge and skills in the teaching of the French language: with particular regard to the teaching of structures and functions of the French language (phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics/vocabulary, and culture), to evaluate, adapt and develop suitable material; design, develop and evaluate programs of studies in accordance with the most important theories in the fields of language, communication, and interaction, and to develop instructional materials for the teaching of the French language; produce, analyze and interpret measurement instruments for the assessment of their learners’ language competence; apply pedagogically appropriate learning scenarios using ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) applications in different learning contexts (e.g., face to face, distance), taking into account specific purposes, needs, and learning environments; understand and apply in practice the principles of teaching French to primary school learners, selecting appropriate «learning tools» that correspond to children’s... [-]

The Teaching of German as a Foreign Language Program

Hellenic Open University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Greece Patras

The aim of this M.Ed. is to prompt German Language, Literature and Philology graduates’ professional development as teachers of German as a foreign language by actively engaging them in theoretical and practical studies in the domain of language teaching methodology, and in accordance with the ever-increasing demands of the current local and international labor market. [+]

The aim of this M.Ed. is to prompt German Language, Literature and Philology graduates’ professional development as teachers of German as a foreign language by actively engaging them in theoretical and practical studies in the domain of language teaching methodology, and in accordance with the ever-increasing demands of the current local and international labor market.

Programme ECTS credits: 120

Classification according to ISCED-2011 of Unesco based on the level of Education: 7 based on the field of Education: 14 Teaching training & Education Science Classification according to ISCED-2013 of Unesco based on the field of Education: 0114-Teacher training with subject specialization Course Structure ... [-]

Language Education for Refugees and Migrants Program

Hellenic Open University
Campus Full time 4 semesters March 2019 Greece Patras

The HOU’s Postgraduate Program entitled as “Language Education for refugees and migrants” is designed for teachers and graduates who wish to complete or deepen their knowledge and skills of teaching the language lesson in various languages, as well as develop new resources they can later apply to specific contexts and levels. The modules will provide postgraduate students with a strong grounding in theoretical literature as well as appropriate classroom methodology, course design and an introduction to the key research tools. [+]

The HOU’s Postgraduate Program entitled as “Language Education for refugees and migrants” is designed for teachers and graduates who wish to complete or deepen their knowledge and skills of teaching the language lesson in various languages, as well as develop new resources they can later apply to specific contexts and levels. The modules will provide postgraduate students with a strong grounding in theoretical literature as well as appropriate classroom methodology, course design and an introduction to the key research tools.

The course aims to provide specialized pedagogical knowledge to teachers in both levels of compulsory education (Primary and Secondary) and to Tertiary graduates who plan to teach, as well as to teachers engaged with adult education in refugee or migrant contexts. It trains Greek and international students to pose and answer key questions in applied linguistics and second language acquisition in the world's numerous, diverse multilingual contexts.... [-]


Official master's degree in bilingual education

Universidad Nebrija
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year March 2019 Spain Madrid + 1 more

Within the offer of postgraduate studies, the Nebrija University provides a professional type of training that satisfies a great social demand: bilingual education. This is the Master's Degree in Bilingual Teaching, which is based on the long experience of Nebrija both in the training of teachers and the teaching of L2 as well as in applied linguistics and bilingualism, traditionally one of the most important research lines of the College. [+]

The Nebrija University has more than 20 years of experience in training professionals in languages ​​and teaching.

Within the offer of postgraduate studies, the Nebrija University provides a professional type of training that satisfies a great social demand: bilingual education. This is the Master's Degree in Bilingual Teaching, which is based on the long experience of Nebrija both in the training of teachers and the teaching of L2 as well as in applied linguistics and bilingualism, traditionally one of the most important research lines of the College.

The training objectives of this Master respond to the urgent need to train qualified professionals of non-university compulsory education, professionals who need to strengthen their competence of the language and adapt their professional activity to new social demands and who want to integrate into the training centers. bilingual education created by the Administration as well as in the private centers that request them.... [-]


Postgraduate education science: language teaching and literature

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

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 year Title of Studies: Educational Sciences: Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Full-time / Part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

Purpose

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator.... [-]


Postgraduate education sciences: language and literature teaching - distance learning

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

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 year Title of Studies: Educational Sciences: Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Remote Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

Purpose

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator.... [-]


Master teacher of Spanish as a foreign language

UNIBA Centro Universitario Internacional de Barcelona
Online Full time 18 months April 2019 Spain Barcelona

With more than 500 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most used native language in the world, ahead of English and only surpassed by Mandarin. According to a study by Professor Manuel Ángel Vázquez Medel, in 2050, Spanish will be the most widespread mother tongue on the planet. [+]

PRESENTATION AND OBJECTIVES

With more than 500 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most used native language in the world, ahead of English and only surpassed by Mandarin. According to a study by Professor Manuel Ángel Vázquez Medel, in 2050, Spanish will be the most widespread mother tongue on the planet.

The United States already has 50 million citizens of Hispanic origin, a collective that represents 21% of primary school students. Hence, in secondary schools and universities in this country, 53% of students of foreign languages ​​choose Spanish. These evidences show the increasing projection of Spanish throughout the world and professional opportunities for those who want to teach it to people who do not have it as their mother tongue.... [-]


Master's degree in teacher education and compulsory secondary school, vocational training and language teaching

San Jorge University / Fundacion Universidad San Jorge
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2018 Spain Zaragoza

The Master in Training Professor of Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, is aimed at providing the teaching future of Secondary psychological and pedagogical foundations of teaching expertise and teaching practices necessary to successfully meet the educational task. Its main aim is that future teachers have the resources necessary for personalized attention, innovation in teaching and educational research, responding to the needs experienced teachers today and the growing demands that society requires of teachers. [+]

The Master in Training Professor of Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, is aimed at providing the teaching future of Secondary psychological and pedagogical foundations of teaching expertise and teaching practices necessary to successfully meet the educational task. Its main aim is that future teachers have the resources necessary for personalized attention, innovation in teaching and educational research, responding to the needs experienced teachers today and the growing demands that society requires of teachers.

The Master in Training Professor of Compulsory Secondary Education trained to be a teacher public and private schools (Compulsory Secondary Education, Centers for Adult Education), in accordance with the provisions of the second paragraph of Agreement of Council of Ministers of 14 December 2007 laying down conditions that must adapt the plans of studies leading to the obtaining of titles that enable for the exercise of regulated Professor of Compulsory Secondary Education, Vocational Education and Training professions are established Language, published in the "Official Gazette" of December 21, 2007 by Resolution of the Secretary of State for Universities and Research December 17, 2007 and the provisions ORDER ECI / 3858/2007, dated December 27 2007.... [-]


Master of Education (MED/ALTA) English

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 USA Montgomery

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. [+]

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities.... [-]


Master of Education in Language and Literacy

Park University
Campus 8 weeks September 2019 USA Kansas City Parkville

The Master of Education in Language and Literacy degree is designed with three tracks, for three types of educators: The Classroom Teacher track, for K-12 educators already holding certification and teaching in public and private schools. The Special Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach track, for educators desiring to work as literacy coaches or special reading teachers, in various public and private settings. The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher track, for educators desiring ESOL linguistics and second language acquisition basics as well as ESOL methods, materials, and assessments for public and private schools. [+]

Master of Education in Language and Literacy

The Master of Education in Language and Literacy degree is designed with three tracks, for three types of educators: The Classroom Teacher track, for K-12 educators already holding certification and teaching in public and private schools. This track is designed to help "regular" classroom teachers enhance the literacy development of all learners in their classrooms, and to help them work effectively with learners who have literacy needs, within their classrooms. This track does not lead to additional certification. The Special Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach track, for educators desiring to work as literacy coaches or special reading teachers, in various public and private settings. The degree program meets the International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals (2003 revision) for Category II: The Classroom Teacher and Category III: The Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach. This track leads to Missouri Special Reading certification. This certification is not available as an initial certificate; candidates must already be certified in another area. The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher track, for educators desiring ESOL linguistics and second language acquisition basics as well as ESOL methods, materials, and assessments for public and private schools. This degree program meets the International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professional, National TESOL Standards as well as Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ESOL Standards. This track leads to Missouri ESOL certification. Certification is not available as an initial certificate; candidates must already be certified in another area. Courses will be offered in the... [-]


Master of Chinese International Education (For Self-funded International Students)

Yunnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 China Kunming

The Master of Chinese International Education prepares students for a professional career in teaching Chinese overseas. The College of International Students of Yunnan University provides students with a broad range of linguistic and cultural knowledge for use in the international arena. [+]

The Master of Chinese International Education prepares students for a professional career in teaching Chinese overseas. The College of International Students of Yunnan University provides students with a broad range of linguistic and cultural knowledge for use in the international arena.

Application requirements Students must have good moral character (no criminal record) and be willing to abide by all laws, regulations, and rules of the PRC and Yunnan University. Students shall respect the social ethics and customs of China. Students must be in good physical health and meet the health standards for international students. Students must be under 40 years of age as well as holders of a bachelor’s degree. Students must hold an old HSK (Chinese proficiency exam) Band 6 or new HSK Band 5 or undergraduate degree related to Chinese language studies. Application methods ... [-]

Master in Foreign Language Acquisition and Teaching

Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Arkhangelsk

Program mission: meeting the need for training highly qualified foreign language educators who are capable of effective and creative teaching foreign languages to different categories of language learners at educational institutions of all levels and types. [+]

Admission requirements The applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural communication; have a Bachelor degree in the Humanities (preferably in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics) or in Education (preferably in foreign language didactics); have communicative competence (English language) level – not less than B2.

Program Distinctions

The language of instruction is English. The program is applied to the field of foreign language teaching: graduates acquire generic and subject-specific competencies which guarantee employment and ensure broad career prospects in education and educational management. The program is harmonized to the international requirements of language teachers certification and program graduates are trained to take Cambridge exam TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test). ... [-]

Teaching of the 1st Cycle Basic and Portuguese Education, History and Geography in the 2nd Cycle of Basic Education

Instituto Piaget
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Nova de Gaia

It is the objective of this course that students specialize for teaching in the 1st cycle of Basic Education and for teaching in the disciplinary areas of Portuguese and History and Geography of Portugal of the 2nd cycle of Basic Education. [+]

CampusVila Nova de Gaia / PortoCourse Objectives

Specialization for teaching in the 1st cycle of Basic Education and for teaching in the disciplinary areas of Portuguese and History and Geography of Portugal of the 2nd cycle of Basic Education.

This master's degree aims to develop and deepen knowledge and skills related to the areas of teaching:

In the knowledge obtained at the level of the 1st cycle of studies, deepening them and developing them technically and scientifically;In the generic competences and specific competences with a view to an innovative application, multicontextualizada, promotors of a quality education;The ability to use and integrate their own specialized knowledge and transversal and multidisciplinary knowledge appropriate to their respective levels of education;In promoting citizenship, inclusion and human development, integral and ecological of all those involved in the educational process.Professional statusProfessor of the 1st Cycle of Basic Education, and Professor of Portuguese, History and Geography of the 2nd Cycle of Basic EducationObtaining Diploma... [-]

Master's degree in teacher training for compulsory secondary education, baccalaureate, vocational training and language teaching

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Interuniversity Master's Degree in Training of Teaching Staff of Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Professional Training and Language Teaching by the Universities of La Laguna and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, qualifies for the exercise of professional activities, according to Order EDU / 3498/2011, of December 16, amending Order ECI / 3858/2007, of December 27, which establishes the requirements for the verification of the official university degrees that qualify for the exercise of the professions of Professor of Education Secondary Compulsory and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching. [+]

The Interuniversity Master's Degree in Training of Teaching Staff of Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Professional Training and Language Teaching by the Universities of La Laguna and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, qualifies for the exercise of professional activities, according to Order EDU / 3498/2011, of December 16, amending Order ECI / 3858/2007, of December 27, which establishes the requirements for the verification of the official university degrees that qualify for the exercise of the professions of Professor of Education Secondary Compulsory and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching.

Justification title

The Interuniversity Master in Training of Teaching Staff of Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Teaching of Languages ​​by the Universities of La Laguna and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, qualifies for the exercise of the professions of Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Training Professional, Language, Artistic and Sports Teaching.... [-]