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Second Language EducationUniversity of East Anglia
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Location: University of East Anglia
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/27
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £16400
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AboutUnderstanding the principles, practices and policies governing second language education internationally is key in our increasingly interconnected, multilingual societies.Our Second Language Education Master's course is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop a critical understanding of the issues at stake, both nationally and internationally. You'll explore the major theoretical questions and debates related to second language education and gain insight into policymaking and planning, as well as teaching and learning second languages. It is provides the ideal platform from which to analyse innovation and change in second language education.Our course is open to qualified teachers and practitioners, as well as to graduates new to the field. Whatever your background, if you have experience of learning a second language and an interest in second language education, our MA will help you further develop your knowledge of current issues and trends in policy development and practice.OverviewIn the MA in Second Language Education, you'll study with students from around the world, bringing a wide range of perspectives to enrich learning. You'll spend time investigating second language education case studies from a range of countries and exploring research related to second language, pedagogy, curriculum development and policy-making.Through reading and analysing existing research, you'll develop skills to critically appraise current issues in second language education. This will inform the development of practice within your own national context and enable cross-country comparison. Understanding related international literature will support the development of skills relevant to becoming a policy maker, curriculum planner or teacher.At the end of your MA in Second Language Education, you may also decide to pursue an additional qualification the prestigious Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) with a local partner of ours. You'll have the opportunity of starting it right after your Master's course, and you'll be offered a discounted fee rate (15%).DisclaimerCourse details are subject to change.
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Degree Subject: Social Science/Humanities. English, Modern Languages and other second languages desirable. Degree Classification UK 2:1 or equivalent. Special Entry Requirements: Second language teaching experience desirable but not essential. Entry Requirement: Applicants should normally have a good Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant and applications are actively encouraged from those who want to return to academic study.
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
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About this university
Annually, there are some 3,500 students come to the university from outside the UK to study the various courses on offer. In addition to their full studies, there are a number of programs available through the Collaborative International Programmes Office. Through the website, there is also country specific information for students to help them understand everything from entry requirements to information about study fairs and scholarships. There is also practical advice for students about living and studying in the UK. There are over 200 societies and clubs available for students outside the classroom. These range from playing football to taking part in the student newspaper or TV station. Most of these are operated through the Student Union, which also operates a number of entertainment venues including a club and bar. The student union also provides services such as an advice centre. It also runs The Waterfront venue just off campus that has seen acts including U2, Coldplay, Iron maiden and Dizzee Rascal performing there. As well as sports and arts clubs there are also volunteering opportunities for students to get involved with the larger community. There is a notable annual event, the UEA Literary Festival, held each year since 1991. It has featured a number of notable speakers including Stephen Fry, PD James, Terry Pratchett and Peter Ustinov and includes film screenings and political discussions in addition to the talks.