University of East London

University of East London

English Language Teaching

The programme aims to provide English language teachers and graduates with relevant teaching experience an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the field of English language teaching (hereafter ELT) at both the theoretical and the practical level; topics covered are language systems and language skills, ELT methodology, principles and practice of materials design and evaluation, 2nd language acquisition theory, the global spread of English, the rise of new Englishes, the political and cultural dimensions of teaching English as an international language, curriculum and course design, and testing; in addition, the programme provides an overview of the theoretical, philosophical, and ethical principles which underpin educational research and introduces students to the theory and practice of action research.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in social sciences or humanities subject (e.g. languages, English, education, psychology) plus evidence of relevant classroom experience. For students for whom English is not their 1st language an IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in all components or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Language systems and language skills; methodology and materials in English language teaching; 2nd language acquisition and English language teaching; English language teaching and its contexts; research and dissertation.

Assessment methods

Dissertation; written assignments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

Key information

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