Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGCert Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
PGDip Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PPA63027 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PPA63028 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

Q110

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - School of Literature and Languages

Programme Leader

HOWARD CJ Mrs (Lit & Langs)

Date of production/revision of spec

16/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Advance students' knowledge and understanding of the grammatical, lexical and phonological structures and stylistic registers of English and how they work together in producing effective communication

Introduce students to theoretical issues in TESOL through an exploration of scholarly writing in the field and to the application of these theories within the TESOL classroom

Promote critical engagement with concepts, theories and practices associated with English language teaching through reflection and evaluation

Provide a theoretical and methodological framework within which students can take responsibility for their own learning and formulate and address their own research questions

Provide opportunities for students to create and carry out a project of significant complexity in the field of TESOL

Foster reflective practice

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Describe and explain the underlying grammatical, lexical and phonological structures of the English language K PGDip, MA
Demonstrate understanding of the way communication is constructed, maintained or repaired through English K PGDip, MA
Evaluate theoretical issues relevant to second language acquisition and learning K PGDip, MA
Critically assess the principles underpinning curriculum design, language teaching methodology and materials selection K MA
Demonstrate understanding of the main issues relevant to testing and assessment of language learning K MA
Apply the principles which underpin the design and implementation of research projects in English language teaching K
Demonstrate high level learning and problem-solving skills C PGDip, MA
Reflect upon the knowledge gained and incorporate this into independent learning strategies and practical classroom practice C PGDip, MA
Formulate and address research questions relating to the field of study C MA
Create and carry out a project of significant complexity in the field of TESOL C
Critically appreciate and evaluate theories of language acquisition and learning, curriculum design, teaching methodologies and apply this C
Apply theoretically informed understandings to various contexts in TESOL P PGDip, MA
Critically assess the appropriate approaches for applying teaching and learning strategies within various TESOL contexts P MA
Apply appropriate English language teaching methodologies in various TESOL contexts P MA
Evaluate and apply appropriate methods of assessment and testing in language teaching P MA
Display competence in a range of skills at postgraduate level, including advanced analysis and synthesis of arguments, presentation, conducting independent research P
Work both independently and with others in order to achieve common goals T PGDip, MA
Manage learning self-critically T PGDip, MA
Critically evaluate research using appropriate theoretical and/or methodological frameworks T MA
Organise and manage a research project of significant complexity T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.