Develop an advanced conceptual understanding of language teaching and learning that will enable you to evaluate methodologies through your own independent research. Benefit from a prestigious, internationally recognised, relevant qualification and help to meet the ever-increasing demand for language teachers, particularly teachers of some non-European languages.
Gain a thorough theoretical foundation to teach any language, and develop an in-depth understanding and critical awareness of current problems and new insights concerning language teaching and learning theory.
You will gain detailed knowledge of the theories, approaches and methods of language teaching, and understand the latest developments in the field. We will also give you a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of second language acquisition. You can then specialise, according to your interests.
You can choose from modules that cover topics such as curriculum design and materials evaluation, teaching languages for specific purposes, developing multimedia materials for language teaching, and multilingualism and bilingualism. You can also undertake free, elective support modules in critical thinking and writing for applied linguistics.
Three elective modules, you will have to choose two which run in semester 1, and one which runs in semester2.
We also offer free support modules for Critical Thinking and Writing for Applied Linguistics in semesters 1 and 2.