MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Information and Communications Technology
This programme for experienced TESOL professionals will equip you to use ICT in developing TESOL materials or delivering teaching.
Suitable for teachers, teacher trainers, language school directors, curriculum developers, inspectors, lecturers and materials writers, the programme offers you practical experience of using ICT to develop learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You’ll also experience e-learning first-hand, as you learn through a mixture of face-to-face and online methods.
You’ll study the same core modules as students on other TESOL programmes, exploring how people learn languages and the strategies that have been developed for language teaching. Then you’ll choose from optional modules focusing on the use of ICT in TESOL, including digital learning environments and the practice of digital learning.
Taught by expert practitioners and researchers, this programme will give you the skills and confidence to use ICT as a key asset in the classroom.
Please be aware that this is not an IT skills training course, and we will expect you to have basic IT skills such as word processing, email and using the internet before you start the programme.
This programme is also available to study part-time over 24 months.
In Semester One you’ll deepen your understanding of TESOL – you’ll focus on how people learn languages, how to describe and explain language to learners and the approaches you can take to teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
You’ll then expand your knowledge in Semester Two. You’ll choose from a range of optional modules that focus on the use of technology in language learning, covering topics such as digital learning environments, gamification, the factors affecting staff and student technology adoption, making digital materials and the theoretical basis of technology-enhanced language learning.
Throughout the year, you’ll use the knowledge and skills you gain to carry out a small-scale piece of research related to your own interests within education. You’ll submit this critical study by the end of the year.
If you choose to study part-time, you’ll study over a longer period and take fewer modules in each year.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
You’ll take three compulsory modules throughout the year including your critical study. Then you’ll choose two from the optional modules below.
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules|
|- Learning and Teaching in TESOL|
- Investigating Language for TESOL
- Critical Study
|- Technology Enhanced Language Learning|
- Design and Evaluation of Digital Learning Environments
- Digital Learning in Practice
Learning and teaching
We use a range of teaching and learning methods including seminars, tutorials, group work and lectures. Specialist modules also use online learning, to give you hands-on experience of using online teaching materials.
However, independent study is an important aspect of this programme, either alone or in a group, since it allows you to develop key research, analysis and communication skills and develop your own ideas.
Most of our modules are assessed through written assignments, which you’ll choose from a range of topics. To help you prepare, you’ll be able to submit a draft to your tutor for comment beforehand, and we offer other forms of support as well. You’ll also complete group projects and project reports.
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