The programme will enable participants to acquire a better understanding of both the theory and practice of English Language Teaching. Specifically, it aims to:
Promote the progressive development of practical teaching skills through observed lessons and feedback
Enable participants to reflect on and evaluate their own approach to teaching
Familiarise participants with key issues and theories in ELT
Enable participants to link theory and practice in the context of their own teaching
The programme consists of 2 modules both of which must be completed in order to be awarded a certificate:
The course materials will cover the following areas:Language Description; Classroom management; Methodology; Selection and Evaluation of Materials; Error Analysis; Text and Discourse Analysis; Spoken Interaction; Testing and Evaluation; Course and Syllabus Design; Phonology; Second language Acquisition.
First degree (any subject) and 1 year’s full-time teaching experience in any field
If you do not have a first degree, the equivalent of 2 years’ full-time teaching experience.
Non-native speakers of English should have either a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) or at least 100 (Internet-based, with a minimum banding of 20 for Writing, Listening and Reading, and 22 for Speaking); or 6.5 in IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component), or equivalent.
Participants need to be practising teachers with access to an EFL/ESOL class.
Teaching is via distance learning course materials, additional required reading, assignment tasks and virtual learning environment discussion groups.
Assessment for Module 1 is via the submission of 3 audio/video-recorded lessons and short written tasks, and for Module 2 a longer written assignment.
Successful completion of the course gains 20 credits towards the MSc in TESOL.
The course will help to develop pedagogical skills, as well as academic writing and research skills.
Dr Muna Morris-Adams
has a PhD in Applied Linguistics and wide experience of language teaching and teacher education in a range of contexts. She is tutor for the Methodology module of the MSc in TESOL and also teaches on EAP courses and on the MA in TESOL Studies. Her research interests include language teaching methodology, classroom interaction, the teaching of discourse skills and teacher development.