Taught course

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements A second or first class honours level primary degree or equivalent professional qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). All candidates will also be required to attend an interview. Where candidates are overseas these may be conducted via telephone or Skype. Candidates who do not meet the above degree/qualification requirements may apply for admission to the degree course. The admission of such applicants would be exceptional and would be subject to the applicant's interview and the approval of the Course Director and course team. In such cases, equivalent prior professional experience will be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

  • To equip graduates with a professional qualification in the area of ELT.
  • To enable students to acquire the knowledge, range of capabilities, experiences and qualities that are required for the teaching profession.
  • To develop students' understanding of the language-learning process and a critical awareness of associated pedagogies.
  • To provide students with the necessary skills to carry out research in the area of ELT.
  • To afford the opportunity to develop skills in areas of pedagogic practice relevant in contemporary educational systems internationally, for example, new technologies and materials development.
Overview
  • To equip graduates with a professional qualification in the area of ELT.
  • To enable students to acquire the knowledge, range of capabilities, experiences and qualities that are required for the teaching profession.
  • To develop students' understanding of the language-learning process and a critical awareness of associated pedagogies.
  • To provide students with the necessary skills to carry out research in the area of ELT.
  • To afford the opportunity to develop skills in areas of pedagogic practice relevant in contemporary educational systems internationally, for example, new technologies and materials development.

Contact
Course Director: Fiona Farr
School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication
Tel: 353-61-202980 or
Email: fiona.farr@ul.ie
Webpage: www.ul.ie/llcc/subjects/elt/

Graduate Profile

Students graduating from this course have followed a number of career paths in the past. These include: teaching at various levels (including university), school management, publishing, materials' development, technical writing, adult education and support, further study to PhD level.

Programme Content

Semester 1

Core modules: language systems, theory and practice, linguistics, research methodologies. Electives: teaching practice, materials design, English as a foreign language.

Semester 2

Core modules: language systems, theory and practice, dissertation. Electives: teaching practice, information and communication technologies and language studies, English as a foreign language.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Elaine Vaughan
Email
elaine.vaughan@ul.ie
Phone
353-61-202969