University of Northampton

University of Northampton

English Language Teaching

This programme is designed primarily for non native speakers of English wishing to utilise their experience of successful 2nd language acquisition to develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in English language teaching. The programme is particularly designed for those with little or no previous teaching experience. The programme adopts a practice led approach, enabling students to develop a robust understanding of the practice of English language teaching alongside the underpinning pedagogic and linguistic theory. Students learn about issues and trends in language teaching methodology, classroom approaches to teaching the 4 language skills, classroom assessment, language test construction and evaluation, and materials design and development. Students also complete a large scale research project on a topic of their choice relating to one of the core themes covered during the programme. Through successful completion of the programme students develop a thorough understanding of the practice and theory of English language teaching and assessment enabling students to develop a career in this field.​​

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree of 2.2 or above in any discipline and an IELTS level of at least 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5) in each skill.

Course modules

Typical modules include: trends in general linguistics and English language teaching; language acquisition theory and English language teaching; introduction to language teaching; classroom language assessment and test construction; materials design and development; research project.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through a variety of individual and group based assessments which can include written reports, lesson plans, seminar presentations, poster presentations, teaching observations, reflective writing and a research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0800 3582232