University of York

University of York

Teaching English to Young Learners

This course is a professional development distance learning programme and is specially designed to cater for the needs of a range of professionals currently, or about to be, involved in aspects of teaching English to young learners, including children up to 16 years of age at pre-school, primary and secondary level. The types of professional looking for such a distance programme will include teachers, heads, school managers, teacher trainers, advisors, writers and publishers. The programme involves attendance at 2 intensive introductory modules, either online, or face-to-face at a partner learning centre. An intensive module will take place at the beginning of each of the two years of study.

Entry requirements

Students will normally need: A good degree (UK 2.1 or above, USA grade point average 3.2 or above, China average degree score 80 or above); or a teacher training qualification from a recognised University/College; or formal evidence of teaching experience; and teaching experience of approximately 3 years. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment on the programme is carried out by way of each intensive module and eight assignments and projects without the requirement to submit 1 large dissertation. Each student will be assigned a supervisor at the start of the distance programme who will maintain regular contact with them throughout the course.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Masters Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Postgraduate Administrator
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01904 322524