Richmond, The American International University in London

Course Introduction

In this course you gain insights into the theory and practice of language learning and teaching, and develop your teaching skills, extending your career options on an international scale. This MA programme combines both theory and practical skills and begins in the first semester with a course on the principles of teaching a language. You?ll also consider how to design a teaching course, develop it and then consider different methods of assessment for students. You?ll then go on to look at how to teach English and Chinese specifically.

Those students who focus on teaching English do not need to know Chinese, but if you?re interested in teaching Chinese you must know English which is required for entering the programme at the University. Students have a wide range of employment offers, destinations and opportunities when they complete their course; from positions at the Higher Education Institutions to translator jobs at international organisations.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,200 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,200 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £12,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need a first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.2 (Lower Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent.
  • International entry requirements: Students need IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing and GPA score of 3.0 for postgraduate (with English foundation/ co-sessional) which is 2 years and IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing and GPA score of 2.5 for postgraduate (with English support) which is 1-2 years.
  • IELTS score: 5.5