This Master’s course aims to provide specialist professional development for English Language Teaching (ELT).
It draws on innovative research carried out on the English language by members of the School of Humanities (English language specialists) and focuses on the theory and practice of teaching English in a variety of contexts.
The course offers two pathways: one focusing on TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and one focusing on Linguistics and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). The course includes a wide variety of assessment tasks and the opportunity for students to select their own dissertation topic on a subject that is relevant to their teaching context.
This course gives you the opportunity to reflect on your own professional development as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in a stimulating, interactive and innovative way. It discusses how different settings and teaching scenarios can affect your teaching approach.
International experience opportunities
This course leads in the UK higher education sector in terms of internationalisation of the curriculum. There are no other MAs in ELTAL in the UK where students can experience both Collaborative Online International Learning supported by Massive Open Online Courses and related international study trips to enhance their intercultural awareness, their critical digital literacy and they professional skills as teachers of English as a second language.
Also, the course offers all students the opportunity to discuss how ELT methodology varies in different countries, as they bring their teaching and learning experience to the workshops and seminars. The course normally attracts students from various different nationalities. In academic year 2018-2019, for example, there were students from the United Kingdom, Romania, China, Lebanon, Jordan, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico, Cyprus, Pakistan, South Korea and Uganda.
Additional internationalisation opportunities are available to all students via the Centre for Global Engagement.
According to the British Council, there were around 1.5 billion people learning and using English worldwide in 2018, forecast to rise to 2 billion by 2020. Sso there is a high demand for teachers of English in language schools, private schools, state schools, universities and colleges throughout the world.
In addition to enabling you to learn more about classroom, blended and online teaching and learning, this course will provide you with the chance to develop skills to perform roles such as materials developer, resource manager and examiner. It can also lead to a variety of careers associated with teaching English or the use of English Language, including education management, academic consultancy, journalism, information management and human resources, among others.
Recognised the world over as evidence of advanced skills and knowledge, a Master’s degree can assist you to secure professional advancement. It can provide access to senior management posts in both private and state educational institutions around the world.
Our Futures employment team offers tailored career and enterprise support if you wish to gain employment or take advantage of professional practice opportunities within course specific job destinations. We are unique in offering postgraduate students career support within the School of Humanities through an employment personal tutor who can check your curriculum vitae/resume’, support you with preparation for interviews and help with writing covering letters for job applications.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.