Full time: One Year Part-Time: Two to three years. We advise the full-time route
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
The MA in ELT will enable you to develop a strong foundation of knowledge about teaching English, as well as skills for classroom practice. You will be introduced to important theories about language teaching and learning, and links between theory and practice are continually emphasised throughout the course.
This postgraduate course provides a unique opportunity for students to enter the field of ELT without having had prior teaching experience. There are five modules in total, which together enable you to experience varied and innovative perspectives of ELT. You will learn about methods and approaches to teaching, and also focus on practical and observational skills. There is a strong focus on developing your language awareness by exploring grammatical, lexical and phonological aspects of language as well as features of discourse. You will also learn about the principles of testing and research methods and be engaged in professional development activities. The course therefore enables you to develop the reflective and analytical skills you need to become a professional in the field. There is the opportunity for eligible candidates to gain recognised external qualifications at the end of the course.
A 2.2 level undergraduate degree
An IELTS score of 6.5 including a 6.5. in writing.
Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 11 July 2018
You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
Full-time: £6,500 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £3,250 per year for first 2 years (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
We have many links with great employers in ELT, both in the UK and overseas, and these periodically visit the campus for employment and recruitment events. We also keep you in touch with new opportunities and job advertisements both external and those linked to the University and its partnerships.
The taught sessions are designed to be interactive, and you are expected to participate and engage with the varied discussions and activities involved. Tutors will demonstrate teaching techniques and approaches in these sessions so that you experience how these can enhance learning. You may be set pre-session activities or reading and are always expected to follow up sessions with background reading provided.
There are various events organised in the School, including a series of ‘Research Seminars’, which you are strongly encouraged to attend. We invite external speakers to present as well as staff within the School, providing a really stimulating range of talks. We also advertise and link up to conferences, and organise online streaming of live sessions.
Students can use the Worldwise Learning Centre which provides a comfortable study environment as well as a rich range of resources for language learning and culture. Students can also learn a new language using a computer software package available in the Centre. The University library offers a huge range of resources and facilities for study, with support from a team of friendly staff. We organise a library induction tour for you, so that you can make the most of its fabulous resources.
The members of the Course team are all experienced teachers, teacher-trainers and engaged in research activities. Their interests include second language acquisition, pragmatics, testing and assessment, language learning technologies, language teacher identity and professional development.
Course Leader: Josie Leonard