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Language Testing (Distance)
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Study mode distance learning (part-time)
Start Date: 2021/10/01
Duration: 24 months
Intl fees: £9680
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Lancaster University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our programme aims to meet the needs of professionals who have responsibilities for language testing and evaluation at institutional, regional or national level. The programme gives you the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design. Through the programme, we aim to support you in creating testing and evaluation policies within your own context that conform to international standards of validity and reliability.The programme is also available as a Postgraduate Certificate - see details below.With a short orientation seminar to launch the course, five online modules, and a dissertation, our programme is designed for part-time study over two years. We also offer opportunities to base your coursework and dissertation project on issues within your own educational or professional context. Programme content considers the major developments in language testing in recent years and reflects current thinking and good practice.The programme starts with the orientation seminar in late September and runs over two academic years, ending with submission of dissertations in September two years later. Each taught module lasts one academic term.
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2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a language/linguistics related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics-related subjects. We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for details. Additional Requirements: You will need to have three years of teaching experience and a current post with responsibility for language test design, construction and evaluation. We may consider alternative language teaching or testing backgrounds.
IELTS: 6.5 (6.5 in R/W, 6.0 in L/S)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Lancaster, Teacher training and education. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
Around 3000 student attend the university from outside the UK coming from around 100 different countries. As well as the student union, there is also wellbeing and support groups to help students adapt to their new home and groups dealing with sports and cultures from around the world. There is help to adapt to life in the city and in the UK as well as practical assistance available with matters such as immigration paperwork and visas. Lancaster University Students Union (LUSU) is the heart of student life outside the classroom at the university. There is no central building for the union apart from an administration area and each college has its own branch. There are some 200 societies operating within the university ranging from the student union newspaper, established in 1967 and being the oldest student media on campus to sports, arts, political and cultural organisations. The students union is also responsible for the organisation of fairs and balls during the year. There are a number of different sports available to students through the university and most of the teams take part in the various university and college leagues. There is an annual Roses Tournament against the team from the University of York, taking its name from the 15th century civil war called the War of the Roses between the two counties.