Structure and content
You will take four modules in each semester as outlined below. Those entering the course with a recent Cambridge DELTA or Trinity College London Licentiate Diploma can apply for accreditation for two of the three pedagogic modules:
- Methodology I: Presents an overview of current theory and practice in the teaching of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
- Language Learning Theory and Research: Gives an overview of the research necessary for understanding the processes involved in learning a second language, and introduces research methods relevant to the portfolio
- Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Concepts and Materials: Comprises a rationale for using CALL; background theory and research; consideration of how to choose and exploit web-based resources and general purpose software for EFL purposes
- Technologies in the 21st Century Classroom: Provides an opportunity for students to create multimedia materials and learn to use commonly available technologies such as smartboards to facilitate language learning.
- Methodology II: Provides an overview of current theory and practice in the teaching of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
- Internet Applications in Language Teaching: Addresses the use of virtual learning environments, multimedia and web technologies in collaborative language learning
Plus two of the following options:
- Microteaching: Develops critical awareness and theoretical understanding of current classroom practice through planning, teaching and reflecting on lessons taught to peers
- The ELT Curriculum: The first part of this module provides an overview of the principles and practice of designing a curriculum and tasks for English language teaching and learning; the second part focuses on testing and curriculum evaluation.
- Discourse Analysis: Introduces different approaches and techniques for exploring and analysing spoken and written texts
- Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching and Research: Explores the ways in which computerised collections of spoken and written texts can be analysed and used in language teaching and research
- Teaching English to Young Learners: Focuses on teaching English to primary and secondary aged pupils
The Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL and CALL is awarded upon successful completion of four modules, two of which are CALL. The Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL and CALL is awarded on successful completion of eight modules, three of which are CALL. The MSc in TESOL and CALL is awarded upon successful completion of eight modules, three of which are CALL, plus a portfolio equivalent to 15,000 words.
Delivery and assessment
Delivery of modules is carried out mainly through seminars, workshops and video tutorials. Practical teaching skills are developed through videoed peer teaching sessions. Learning and professional development are facilitated by regular face-to-face and online guided group work tasks. Progress is assessed by coursework assignments and, for the MSc, the portfolio. The award with distinction may be granted to work of a very high standard.
This will be sent to you once you have completed the application process.
The timetable below is a typical example, but your own timetable may be different.
This will be available towards the end of the summer.
- Methodology I (TESP01)
- Classroom Observation (TESP03)
- Language Learning Theory and Research (TESP05)
- Description of Modern English (TESP11)
- Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) (TESP21)
- Concepts and Materials: Technologies in the 21st Century Classroom (TESP23)
- Methodology II (TESP02)
- Microteaching (TESP04)
- The ELT Curriculum (TESP06)
- Teaching English to Young Learners (TESP10)
- Discourse Analysis (TESP12)
- Internet Applications in Language Teaching (TESP22)
- Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching and Research (TESP24)