Applicants should have: An undergraduate degree classification of 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline (in exceptional circumstances a 2.2 may be considered) or equivalent professional qualification OR professional experience, research in a professional capacity or publication in journals or presentation at conferences/ seminars PLUS the IIEL IQ Diploma in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language OR the IIEL Pre-MA Certificate of Completion PLUS a PGDip in Japanese language teaching offered by the Institute of International Education OR an equivalent teaching qualification. • If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.
Months of entry
This programme is offered in partnership with the Institute of International Education in London. Students are given an academically rigorous programme that explores linguistics issues relating to the Japanese language. It also analyses research in applied linguistics, particularly research activities and themes that impinge on the language learning environment, such as second language acquisition, language testing, communicative language learning and classroom-based research.
The programme also explores the interface between research in language learning and the practical learning environment, with an emphasis on the teaching of Japanese, and evaluates the role and future of information technology within a resource-based language-learning framework.
The aims of the programme are:
- To explore linguistics issues in the Japanese language
- To analyse the research in applied linguistics, in particular the research activities and themes that impinge on the language learning environment such as second language acquisition, language testing, communicative language learning and classroom-based research
- To explore the interface between research in language learning and the practical learning environment with an emphasis on the teaching of Japanese
- To evaluate the role and future of information technology within source-based language learning framework
- To develop an awareness of non-traditional (i.e. non-classroom teaching) methods of language learning.
- Japanese Language and Analysis (15 credits)
- Research Methods in Language Learning (30 credits)
- Second Language Acquisition (30 credits)
- Japanese Teaching Methodology (15 credits)
- Key Issues in Second Language Teaching (30 credits)
- Research Project (60 credits)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 020 8331 9000