Master in Languages in Asia

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Students taking a Master in Languages will be able to demonstrate main concepts in a range of linguistic disciplines while developing expertise in linguistics procedures. In addition to language development, students will take an interdisciplinary approach which requires critical thinking.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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Master In Education Sciences - Teaching Of Language And Literature

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Languages in Asia 2017. Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 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. 7.2 Objectives Get acquainted with the necessary research and methodological tools in order to lead them to independent scientific research through the development of critical thinking and acquisition of skills for managing scientific aspects of language and literature. Acquire all those specialized knowledge and methods that are necessary for a variety of innovative applications, linguistics, teaching-methodological and pedagogical, with emphasis on interactive environments and interdisciplinary concepts. Cultivate their interest in linguistic diversity, cultural and cultural wealth, develop skills that will gradually act as resultant development of intercultural communication practices. Deepen the methodology according to their interests, starting from purely theoretical insights and reaching as field investigations and case studies. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

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. [+]

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 Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

Master Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies, the first Hakka academic research and educational organization in Taiwan, was established on August 2003. Taiwan is a multicultural society, with a variety of ethnic groups that speak different languages, for example, the aboriginal, Holo, Hakka, etc. [+]

Masters in Languages in Asia 2017. Master Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies, the first Hakka academic research and educational organization in Taiwan, was established on August 2003. Taiwan is a multicultural society, with a variety of ethnic groups that speak different languages, for example, the aboriginal, Holo, Hakka, etc. This makes Taiwan a society of rich cultural heritages. Our program provides students with interdisciplinary courses on issues of Hakka society and culture in Taiwan and overseas, such as China and Southeast Asia. Moreover, students are trained how to conduct fieldwork in local fields as one of the main research methods. With both theoretical and empirical training, students will gain a holistic portrait of Hakka Social and Cultural Studies. Fundamental Courses Seminar in Hakka Culture Studies Seminar on Multiculturalism Seminar on Ethnic Relations Research Methods: Qualitative Analysis Training of Research Methods Professional Courses Classical Literature Reading on Hakka Studies Cultural Studies Cultural Consumption and Ethnic Cultural Industries Migration and Ethnic Studies Seminar on Taiwan Hakka Movement Gender, Nation and Ethnicity Requirements for Graduation Required credits 33 credits(including 15 credits for required courses and 18 credits for elective courses ) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Pass oral defense of thesis, Presenting two papers in national or international conference, or publishing one journal paper, or pass 2 written exams Admission Documents Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency [-]

Master Program in Hakka Political Economy

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Master Program in Hakka Political Economy, Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in the College of Hakka Studies, on August 1, 2004. [+]

The Master Program in Hakka Political Economy, Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in the College of Hakka Studies, on August 1, 2004. The important research subject in association with contemporary social science research is the interaction between politics and economic resources, this interaction is shown in such areas as different facets of ideologies, institutions, and public policies, it would also exert profound effect on the public sector, private sector, and the third sector. Fundamental Courses Seminar in Hakka Culture Studies Qualitative Methodology Quantitative Methods Political and Economic Analysis of Hakka Master Thesis Professional Courses Ethnic Relationship of Politics and Economics Cultural and Creative Industries Management The Study of Third Sector Seminar in Public Policy Seminar in Hakka Affairs Management Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 30 credits (including 4 credits for required courses & 6 credits for elective courses ) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Admission Documents Autobiography Study Plan One Letter of Recommendation Evidence of Chinese Proficiency [-]

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. [+]

Masters in Languages in Asia 2017. Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. Our Master of Arts program aims to equip students with essential theoretical skills to conduct research on Hakka language and Hakka literature, which includes early traditional records, popular works (stories, ballads, nursery rhymes, riddles, etc.), as well as early children’s books of old-style private school. Hakka language plays a vital role in almost every aspects of Hakka culture and is our focus of study at the present time. Fundamental Courses Seminar in Hakka Culture Studies Phonetic Description and Analysis of Hakka Language Introduction to Chinese Dialects Linguistic Theories and Methodology Professional Courses A Study of Hakka Phonology Hakka Lexicology Etymology : Hakka Chinese Character Chinese Historical Phonology History of Chinese Character and its Phonology Chinese Morphology Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 33 credits (including 9 credits for required courses, 9 credits of compulsory elective courses (one course in three fields--phonology, vocabulary and written language studies), 15 credits of elective courses) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Qualifying Examinations, Pass an oral defense of thesis, Degree Examination Research Facilities & Lab Language Laboratory ESRI Arc GIS SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 Sngl Academic OPEN 1 License No Level 1 Proc VOSA Interactive Whiteboard Admission Documents Autobiography Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation Evidence of Chinese Proficiency Description of your Hakka proficiency: Please describe your Hakka ability in listening, speaking, reading, writing and learning process in written form. [-]

MPhil/PhD in English specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

MPhil/PhD-level study is for English graduates, currently without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who want to develop their knowledge of a specific area of English studies to a high level of academic achievement. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the director of studies) with expertise in the area chosen... [+]

English specialisms - MPhil / PhD MPhil/PhD-level study is for English graduates, currently without a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who want to develop their knowledge of a specific area of English studies to a high level of academic achievement. The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the director of studies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original research that makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in your particular field of study. The broad topic to be investigated will be defined by you with more specific details agreed through discussion with the director of studies. Particular areas of expertise in the department are the work of Virginia Woolf, women’s writing in the 19th and 20th centuries, Modernism, children’s literature, and literary and cultural theory. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to become a lecturer in English literature, carry out research in higher education or if you are looking to develop areas of expertise related to your present or intended career outside higher education. Subject overview English staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. During the first 12 to 18 months of the course you will be registered for an MPhil and carry out research towards this end. Assuming satisfactory progress as indicated by a transfer report, you will then transfer to the award of PhD. At the transfer stage you have the option of writing-up for an MPhil only if you wish. Either qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and an oral examination. At the start of the course you will be encouraged to broaden your knowledge of research training by attending relevant sessions of the University’s postgraduate training programme and at relevant research seminars hosted by the school. You will be encouraged to participate in the latter and, as a PhD student, you will also be encouraged to disseminate your research more widely, at conferences and in academic journals. Research topics Applications for MPhil/PhD study are considered in the following areas: - Virginia Woolf studies. - Modernism (individual authors; concept of modernism; gendered modernism). - Women’s writing (individual authors of 19th and 20th centuries; theory of women's writing). - Children’s literature, particularly in the following areas: children’s fiction, from 19th century to contemporary authors; popular children’s writers; picture books and graphic novels; literary and cultural theory; conceptions of childhood; children’s film and adaptations. - Literary and cultural theory (especially psychoanalysis, work of Julia Kristeva, Bakhtinian dialogism, reader-response, Foucauldian discourse approaches). Available projects Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section, above. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in English to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed between you and the supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. [-]

MRes in Translation Studies

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies is of the highest value. Not only will it equip you with professional level translation skills in international dialogues, enabling you to play your part in developing a global community, it will also give you an opportunity to fine-tune your communication skills and awareness of the wide range of challenges and opportunities that arise every time intercultural dialogue occurs. [+]

Masters in Languages in Asia 2017. Available in six languages pairings, one of which must be your native language: English and one of French, German, Mandarin, Polish, Russian and Spanish. A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies is of the highest value. Not only will it equip you with professional level translation skills in international dialogues, enabling you to play your part in developing a global community, it will also give you an opportunity to fine-tune your communication skills and awareness of the wide range of challenges and opportunities that arise every time intercultural dialogue occurs. Recent research has shown that the fall in the number of language learners over the past decade has come at a big cost to the UK economy. While we may be able to continue to trade and to develop partnerships with countries, regions and companies whose first language is English, we’ve been cutting ourselves off from large swathes of the new markets emerging in East Asia, in Latin America, and in West Africa, to name but three regions. This trend has had an impact even at EU level, according to a recent CFA Skills report. The reasons for this recent decline in language learning are varied, but the tide is turning as Scottish and UK business and industry recognises the benefits of speaking the languages of truly global trade. Accreditation We are proud members of the ‌. The ITI is the UK's only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. Our membership of the ITI allows us to help you to keep abreast of the full range of exciting developments and opportunities in the languages services industry. Course objectives The Master’s in Translation Studies has a strong focus on practical translation and on specific situations in which people communicate with one another across different cultures. We offer the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Polish, Russian and Spanish (available subject to demand and availability). The course provides extensive practical translation work on a theme or topic of your choice. It is structured so that you can have considerable flexibility in choosing what areas of translation you wish to specialise in, as you build up a portfolio of translations with your tutor. You may also choose to undertake an extended translation as part of your final dissertation and will be given an opportunity to examine some of the key topics in contemporary Translation Studies. Students on the course examine some major debates surrounding the opportunities and problems that arise when people from different cultures communicate and translate, through seminars led by experts in the field of intercultural communication. There will also be some opportunity for work-based study and exercises, as well as a chance to develop your skills using translation software packages. If you wish to study for a PhD subsequently, you have the opportunity to demonstrate you have attained a level that prepares you for a higher research degree. And for candidates of a suitable level, there is an opportunity to continue in Stirling with a practice-led doctorate involving translation. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Language competence requirement; a native speaker of or holding a degree in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Russian or Polish. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding A variety of scholarships and bursaries may be available in any given year, including scholarships in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Structure and content Stirling’s MRes in Translation Studies has all the taught elements of an MSc course, while still retaining the flexibility of research-led learning and teaching. This established course has a number of features which will enhance your learning experience. The teaching year follows the two semesters, which run from mid-September to late December, and from January to the end of May. During the summer, students complete a dissertation. Portfolio of Translation: This module develops critical ability and autonomy in applying theories and approaches to different types of translation texts. It will also introduce students to the core translation theories, research methods and approaches in Translation Studies. After that, the students will develop, with their tutor, their own portfolio of practical translation exercises, relating to their own interests. The portfolio will consist of four pieces of translation, each approx. 500 words in length. Students will also discuss and comment on the issues arising in translating your portfolio in a commentary of around 1,250 words. Cultural Translation and Transfer: This module naturally features literary translation, but it also considers cultural translation more broadly. You will engage in seminar discussions with experts, analysing the opportunities and problems that arise when information is communicated across cultures in a variety of settings. You will be assessed by means of essays reflecting on a major topic of debate, as well as a report based on a site visit to one of our partner institutions engaged in cultural translation. Terminology and Translation Project Management: This module focuses on introducing students to the theoretical framework of the disciplines of terminology and project management, familiarising them with the practice of terminological research and glossary compilation - both essential adjuncts to the work of a professional translator - and developing the students’ career awareness and enterprise skills. Specialised Translation: The half-module addresses the significant and growing demand for specialised translation within human situations and professional contexts, across different degrees of specialisation in a range of subject matters, including business, legaltechnical, audiovisual, journalistic and PR texts either from two languages into English or one language into and out of English, at a professional level. It is offered in combination with Translation and Computer Technology. Translation with Computer Technology: This half-module trains students to apply their theoretical and conceptual background to a practical approach to translation and to address the significant and growing demand for basic skills in translation studies. The module will include translation corpora, terminology bank, machine translation (MT) and computer-aided translation (CAT) tools in the fields of translation memory (TM) management, translation project management, translation of documentation, and software localisation, to exploiting translation resources available on the internet and legacy translation data. Research Skills: Our innovative Arts Graduate Training modules enable students to build up a portfolio of skills that prepare them for academic and professional life. All graduate students will work with their supervisors to select what’s right for them from a menu of activities. For many of our students a key part of these modules involves participating in work placements and work experience with local businesses, museums and film festivals. Dissertation Subject to successful completion of all elements of the assessment in both Semesters, you will choose one of the following as your dissertation project: an extended piece of translation and related research and commentary based on it a ‘traditional’ dissertation on a topic drawn from Translation Theories a ‘traditional’ dissertation focusing on a topic drawn from the field of Cultural Translation You are expected to begin collating materials during the Spring. The main writing period will follow on from the end of teaching in May, and all dissertations are submitted at the end of August. Delivery and assessment You will attend seminars and workshop sessions which will focus on translation theories, cultural translation and transfer, but also on the practical activity of translation. One of the modules in the autumn semester will also feature a site visit to one of our partner institutions which engages in cultural translation, broadly construed. Assessment will include essays, reports (which may take the form of written documents, websites or PowerPoint presentations), the portfolio of translation, and the dissertation. Modes of study You will attend seminars and workshop sessions which will focus on translation theories, cultural translation and transfer, but also on the practical activity of translation. One of the modules in the autumn semester will also feature a site visit to one of our partner institutions which engages in cultural translation, broadly construed. Assessment will include essays, reports (which may take the form of written documents, websites or PowerPoint presentations), the portfolio of translation, and the dissertation. Strengths The MRes Translation Studies is accredited by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), meaning it is professionally recognised throughout the world. In addition to offering valuable training in translation practice, the MRes is also a particularly appropriate qualification for those intending to pursue subsequent doctoral and/or practice-led research. You are taught by staff with a strong background in the teaching of language and Translation Studies, and of translation itself. ​ Career opportunities Our taught MRes in Translation Studies is, first and foremost, a fantastic gateway into a career in Translation, whether you want to work freelance or in-house, and there’s much more that you could end up doing with a qualification in Translation. In a world of globalisation, criss-crossing travel and trade routes, and multi-lingual, multi-platform media, your translation skills will set you apart from the crowd. Whether you’re interested in developing a career overseas, or working for one of the many international companies with offices in Scotland and the UK, or playing your part in the ever-expanding global economy, this is the course for you. Here in Scotland, exports increased by £1.6 billion over the course of 2010 according to the latest Global Connections Survey (2013) and the upward trend looks set to continue. For organisations such as Scottish Enterprise, up and coming translators who can expand Scotland’s business partners and look towards new horizons are extremely highly valued. And our course's six, in-demand languages (French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Polish and Russian) are indicators of some of these new horizons towards which the country is turning with an increase of more than 14% in exports to the EU, strong growth in emerging Asian markets, and a marked interest in new, innovative areas such as renewables. And wherever Scottish businesses seek to expand their marketplace, they call on translators to help smooth the path. Industry connections Our translation course has developed industry links with the translation profession through: ITI Chartered Institute of Linguists, National Network for Translation National Network for Interpreting Professional Language University Group [-]

MLitt in English Language and Linguistics

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society. [+]

The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society. We investigate how language works, how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how it changes. The range of research expertise represented by the three dedicated members of staff teaching on the course are reflected in a comprehensive suite of modules that include cognitive, sociolinguistic, historical, evolutionary, and discourse analytical topics. Course objectives Students will be expected to graduate with a knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories, including both generative and cognitive approaches to linguistic description, and the contexts in which these theories arose. They will also acquire knowledge and understanding in specialist selected areas of study (e.g. Old and Middle English, historical, social and regional varieties of English, language and cognition, discourse analysis and evolutionary linguistics), including critical understanding of research in these areas. They will be able to apply a variety of descriptive linguistic tools to language data and linguistic theories to selected specialist areas of study within English Language and Linguistics, according to their areas of interest. They will learn to plan and manage a Research Project under supervision, undertaking independent research, including keeping track of relevant developments in the chosen field(s) and being able to set them in an appropriate context; they will be able to structure and communicate ideas effectively; gather, evaluate and organise information from multiple sources; and engage with other researchers by writing, debating, and delivering oral and written presentations. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Sample of work (e.g. English Essay) is required. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Delivery and assessment Teaching takes place in the form of small group tutorials, occasional lectures, and sometimes lab sessions, depending on the module taken. All modules offer close and careful supervision, but students are expected to take proper responsibility for their studies. Assessment is via module coursework and the dissertation. Each module is assessed by means of one assignment, some of which may involve practical research investigations. The most significant piece of work on the course will be a 15,000-word dissertation, written during the Summer under supervision. Modes of study Face-to-face, campus-based seminars and lectures; one-to-one guidance and supervision with tutors. Online content (in the form of study resources, lecture slides, discussion boards) is available via Succeed, the University of Stirling's chosen online learning environment. Strengths The English language grouping at Stirling (and staff in the cognate discipline of English Language Teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences) offers between them a strong and varied set of expertise in linguistic topics, from Historical Linguistics to Evolutionary Linguistics and from Discourse Analysis to Corpus Linguistics. The breadth and range of topics make this an ideal introductory Master's to the subject of Linguistics. Career opportunities Postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are much sought-after by students across the world, providing a grounding in theories and methods essential for a range of research and teaching careers in disciplines including English Studies, Education, English as a Foreign Language and English for Specific Purposes. Students with postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are prized for their excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and their ability to analyse and synthesise information rapidly and accurately. They are generally very adaptable and go on to a wide range of careers in all sectors of the economy, such as: private and public sector management and research, marketing and advertising, government administration, journalism, banking and finance, speech therapy. Former graduates from the MLitt have gone on to, for instance, Linguistics Research (in the Healthcare sector) and further study in Speech Therapy (for which a Master's in Linguistics was a prerequisite). In a recent report, graduates of English were as likely (if not more) to be in professional or managerial jobs three to three and a half years after graduation than graduates in other subjects (including science and social science subjects). Almost fifty percent of English graduates pursue further education within three years of graduating from their undergraduate degree, often as a route to a professional career, such as teaching or law. Employability Your MLitt in English Language and Linguistics will provide you with important transferable skills which you will be able to make use of throughout your career. Our course will help you develop your oral and written communication skills so that you can engage in confident and informed debate with a range of audiences. You will be able to design, plan and manage your own independent research projects; you will develop your skills in collecting, analysing and interpreting information, and will be able to structure, contextualise and communicate your ideas and findings effectively. You will play an active part in our regular Language Research Group meetings, which discuss articles on important and controversial linguistic topics. You will have the opportunity to introduce articles of your choice to the group and will develop important skills in leading and managing open-ended discussions. Skills you can develop through this course An MLitt in English Language and Linguistics is acknowledged by potential employers as providing important skills, such as motivation, intelligence and the ability to meet deadlines. Although English is not a specifically vocational degree it offers a number of important transferable skills, such as the ability to write clearly, effectively, accurately and persuasively. Seminar discussion and oral presentations (required by many of our modules) help to develop your spoken communication skills. The critical and reflexive study of a variety of texts (literary and non-literary) teaches you how to analyse and interpret complex information and to apply abstract concepts and theories. Our criteria for assessment also require students to be able to synthesise conclusions, to assimilate existing research and to construct and defend an argument clearly and cogently. Throughout their degrees, our students are also trained to use library and bibliographic resources effectively and appropriately, to reference accurately, and to present their work professionally. All of these skills are essential to many kinds of work, which is why so many employers recognise the value of a MLitt in English Language and Linguistics. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Languages in Asia 2017. 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. [+]

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. [+]

Masters in Languages in Asia 2017. 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 [-]

Master of Arts in English Language Arts

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

This programme supports teachers in specific areas of the new language arts curriculum as well as business professionals who use language arts, such as trainers and coaches. It is recognised by the Education Bureau (EDB) of the HKSAR Government for the Language Proficiency Requirement. [+]

The aim of this programme is to develop graduates capable of making an immediate contribution to education or business. This programme provides: - subjects which reflect current trends and demands on language teachers and business trainers in Hong Kong - opportunities to learn new concepts in English language and language arts studies, such as literature, media, popular culture, drama, spoken language arts (choral poetry reading, debating) and language learning/teaching - innovative approaches to language studies and language arts which reflect the literacy and language of the present Hong Kong community - insights into linguistic and educational issues related to using the English Language Arts - opportunities to reflect on and relate recent trends in the English Language Arts to students’ own experience and practice - a critical perspective designed to equip students for the challenges of teaching and working environments in which visual, civic, cultural and technological literacies are important Professional Recognition New and serving English language teachers who do not hold a degree majoring in English but have completed the MAELA programme successfully may be regarded by the Education Bureau (EDB) as having a relevant language major degree. Graduates wanting the Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR) must apply individually to the EDB, which adjudicates on a case-by-case basis. Graduates meet the EDB's Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that they also meet the training requirement for language teachers. This exemption applies to students obtaining the MA (30 credits). However, the exemption is not granted to students graduating with a PgD (18 credits) or PgC (12 credits). Programme Details This programme is offered within the Master of Arts Scheme in Language Studies for the Professions. There is a provision for a PgC and PgD exit awards. 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 in any subject, with preference given to applicants who majored in a 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. *This programme is offered within the MA Scheme in Language Studies for the Professions. [-]

Master in Teaching French as a Second Language

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

You are thinking of improving your experience by adding a Masters Degree to your profile. If you are a fluent French speaker, the Master Degree in French Language intended for students with Arabic language as mother tongue, can gear up your career. [+]

Masters in Languages in Asia 2017. OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Teaching French as a Foreign Language is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for teaching French in Arabic cultures. All courses are taught in French. The two years combine a taught semester covering solid the three key areas of this degree; inter-culturalism (relations between the French-speaking world and the Arab world), linguistics (French and contrastive, analyzed in the French-Arab area) and didactics (cognitive, psychological, cultural and practical). During the second semester, students complete an internship and gain practical experience of teaching to reinforce their knowledge and skills gained through academic study. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language is taught in French and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. The second year course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging evening classes in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

MPhil in Chinese

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

Lingnan is now offering MPhil and PhD programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in various areas. [+]

MPhil in Chinese Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Lingnan is now offering MPhil programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in the following areas: Chinese language, linguistics and stylistics Classical Chinese literature Comparative literature Literary theory Literature and cinema Modern and contemporary literature in Chinese (from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan) Teaching of creative writing and media writing 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. [-]

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 Languages 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. [-]