The Teaching of English as a Foreign/International Language Program

General

Program Description

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:

  1. analyze, perform and communicate teacher level research related to English language teaching;
  2. 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;
  3. critically analyzing research in language acquisition and teaching, and applying it to classroom contexts;
  4. design, develop and evaluate curricula and materials for English language teaching;
  5. create, analyze and interpret effective measures of language ability of their students;
  6. locate and select appropriate teaching resources to use computer technology to assist their learners’ needs;
  7. comprehend and apply the principles of English for specific purposes instruction relative to the linguistic background and work environment of their students;
  8. demonstrate an understanding of intercultural approaches in language teaching;
  9. identify, design and employ recognized principles of effective English language teacher development and training program operation.

Program 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

1st Year

  • AGG80 Language Learning Skills and Materials – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
  • AGG81 Course design, Implementation, and evaluation in English Language Teaching

2nd Year

  • AGG90 Assessment and Testing in English Language Teaching
  • AGG91 Educational Technology for English Language Teaching
  • AGG92 Teaching English to Young Learners
  • AGG93 Teaching English for Specific Purposes
  • AGG94 Teacher Education in English Language Teaching
  • AGG95 Intercultural Approaches to the Teaching of English

3rd Year of Studies

  • AGG96 DISSERTATION (32 ECTS)
Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The Hellenic Open University was founded as a self-administered State University with its premises located mainly in Patras Greece. The University accepted its first students in 1998. It has four Scho ... Read More

The Hellenic Open University was founded as a self-administered State University with its premises located mainly in Patras Greece. The University accepted its first students in 1998. It has four Schools (Social Sciences, Applied Arts, Science and Technology and Humanities). Read less