University of East London

Course Introduction

Course Summary

This Master?s programme is the only one in London with an exclusive focus on ?teaching? encompassing the areas of TESOL and TEFL ? as opposed to Applied Linguistics and is aimed at practising teachers as a form of continuing professional development.

Upon completion, our graduates normally apart from following a PhD route, also become teacher trainers, consultants and advisors in the areas of English Language Teaching and Education, publishers, and school managers, among other high-stake posts.

Speaking our native language comes naturally. Acquiring a second language is a much more complex undertaking that a skilled teacher can make easier. This fascinating course will give you a deeper understanding of the field of English language teaching in the UK and in a global context. It addresses the language systems of English, as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will also examine second-language acquisition theories and the impact that these have on English language teaching pedagogy.

You will explore the implications of the global spread of English, the rise of ?new Englishes? around the world and the political and cultural dimensions of teaching English as an international language.

Your Future Career

The MA English Language Teaching degree is partly a professional qualification, which will make it much easier to secure a job teaching English to speakers of other languages. This could be in the UK in a mainstream school or a specialist language school, or abroad, anywhere in the world. Perhaps you already have a BA in English Language Teaching or have a degree in a different subject with a certificate in language teaching. If so, this course will upgrade your professional standing and afford you promotion opportunities within the education sector. Instead of teaching, you could choose a different route, perhaps taking up a government position as a curriculum coordinator or as a member of the board for a certain subject, helping to devise language learning policies and learning materials.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-21: Attendance: Part-time.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Distance Learning
MA - Master of Arts Home Fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MA - Master of Arts Overseas Fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MA - Master of Arts European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum 2.2 Honours in Social Sciences or Humanities subject (e.g. Languages, English, Education, Psychology.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum 2.2 Honours in Social Sciences or Humanities subject (e.g. Languages, English, Education, Psychology. Students need to have an overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 6.5