Taught course

English Language Teaching

University of East London · Cass School of Education and Communities

Entry requirements

Admission requirements Application form and references A first degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities (e.g. Languages, English, Education, Psychology, etc.) Evidence of relevant classroom experience

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme aims to provide English language teachers and graduates with relevant teaching experience an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the field of English Language Teaching (hereafter ELT) at both the theoretical and the practical level.

Topics covered on the programme are language systems and language skills, ELT methodology, principles and practice of materials design and evaluation, second language acquisition theory, the global spread of English, the rise of new "Englishes", the political and cultural dimensions of teaching English as an international language, curriculum and programme design, and testing.

In addition, the programme provides an overview of the theoretical, philosophical, and ethical principles which underpin educational research and introduces students to the theory and practice of action research.

Information for international students

An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent in the case of international students (applicants should have a minimum score of 6 in the writing component)

Fees and funding

UK students
£900 per 30 credit module
International students
£995 per 30 credit module

2014/15 Fees - £900 per 30 credit module

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-72 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978