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Education - ELT Writing Materials
Our PGCert Education - ELT Writing Materials is for language teachers wishing to develop their skills when designing materials for language learners to a professional level.
This course covers the complete writing cycle, from the first concept to piloting. It concludes with an author’s ‘pitch’ to an editorial board that includes members of the ELT publishing industry.
During the course you will:
- evaluate the different types and purposes of ELT materials and their match for specific audiences
- engage with current professional dialogue about the nature and value of materials and their impact on learners, teachers and the learning culture
- gain the skills of critical and constructive peer review
- gain the skills for piloting and editorial processes.
You will be able to create principled, theorised resources that meet the needs of a specific learner group. As well as the English Language Teaching (ELT) market.
As a successful graduate of this course you are able to join a professional ELT database that is accessed by publishers seeking authors.
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Learning and assessment
The PG Certificate in ELT Materials Writing consists of three modules (60 credits).
These can be taken part time, either on-campus or by distance learning over one year.
In semesters one and two, taught modules are usually taught over eight weeks on Wednesdays 5.00pm - 8.00pm. In semester three there is an independent study module with tutorials.
This involves part-time online learning through the use of our Moodle platform. Each module usually requires about 12 hours a week plus time spent on assessment.
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We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research
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After you graduate
Your learning on the course may lead to better prospects for career advancement and students may change role / direction as a function of developing new understandings and skills from their work on the course.
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