Taught course

Teaching Languages (English)

Institution
London Metropolitan University · Guildhall School of Business and Law
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a good degree in a relevant field (eg languages, linguistics, English, TESOL, TEFL, ELT, Applied Linguistics)
  • usually some experience of language teaching

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Accelerated study

Student can start from the PGDip phase or the MA phase if they have enough M-level credits accumulated in other institutions.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why study this course?

The course offers a global approach to the field of Teaching Languages. With our diverse and multilingual cohort, we adopt a strongly intercultural approach which provides students with a challenging and valuable learning experience. The MA in Teaching Languages (English) is designed for teachers and language professionals as well as those with no teaching experience. The course ensures that students develop new ways of thinking and talking about language, language teaching and language learning across different social and educational contexts.

More about this course

The MA offers opportunities for career advancement both in the UK and abroad. Most of the graduates can find employment after completion of the MAs, some returning to more senior positions in their previous employment while others can move into new areas such as school management or language advisory work. Some of our students continue with us to study at doctoral level. The lecturers teaching on the course have long-term experiences in teaching in different contexts, are research active and have publications in the subject area.

Assessment

There are no exams. Students are assessed via a variety of methods including coursework, essays, presentations, research and a final dissertation.

Modular structure

Core modules include:

  • Issues in Language Learning: An Intercultural Approach (core, 20 credits)
  • Language Testing and Assessment (core, 20 credits)
  • Linguistics and Language Teaching: the Description of Language and its Pedagogic Applications (core, 20 credits)

Please refer to the course page on the London Met website for the full list of modules.

After the course

The MA offers opportunities for career advancement both in the UK and abroad. Most of the graduates can find employment after completion of the MAs, some returning to more senior positions in their previous employment while others can move into new areas such as school management or language advisory work. Some of our students continue with us to do a PhD.

Information for international students

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7650
International students
£11400

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7133 4200