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Education - Teaching Multilingual Learners

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Key facts


Start dates

September 2020

Course length

Part time: 12 months

Department

School of Education

Overview


Our Teaching Multilingual Learners course is designed to help you provide an effective and supportive learning environment for children who are learning a second language.

You'll have the opportunity to network with other practitioners who specialise in teaching English as an additional language. And you'll gain the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about:

  • the learning and development of a child learning English as an additional language
  • best practice pedagogy and policies to support them.

Our teaching staff are an experienced team who deliver the suite of TESOL courses at our School of Education.

Our School of Education combines high quality teaching, significant research and consultancy activity. It is a focal point for lively, informed debate on education. This is achieved through close partnership with local schools and colleges. And our open seminar and lecture programmes.

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How to apply


Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Students should normally have a first degree.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences

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English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU part time
£620 per single module

Home/EU distance learning
£620 per single module

International part time
£1,500 per single module

International distance learning
£1,500 per single module

Home/EU part time
£725 per single module

Home/EU distance learning
£725 per single module

International part time
£1,580 per single module

International distance learning
£1,580 per single module

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU part time
£620 per single module

Home/EU distance learning
£620 per single module

International part time
£1,500 per single module

International distance learning
£1,500 per single module

2020/21
Home/EU part time
£725 per single module

Home/EU distance learning
£725 per single module

International part time
£1,580 per single module

International distance learning
£1,580 per single module

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Learning and assessment


You will study three modules (60 credits) over one year. You can take these modules part time either on-campus or through distance learning.

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Study modules

Taught modules

Compulsory modules

Language acquisition (60 credits)

You will deal with theoretical and practical approaches to language acquisition and focus on second language acquisition, with priority given to approaches of special relevance to language learning and education. Key themes that you will cover throughout the session include: linguistic variation, codeswitching, sociopolitics and language policy, and language teacher training.

Multilingual Learners (60 credits)

You will focus on children in English-speaking schools, whose first language is not English (the multilingual child). The module aims to draw on current practice, research, case studies, websites and professional networks.

Independent Study: investigating practice (60 credits)

You will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills from the core modules to a specific work-based setting involving multilingual children, and to reflect on how these work in practice to enhance the child's learning experience. 

This module provides you with an opportunity to engage in independent study/practice investigation of an approved topic relevant to the programme and is  conducted under supervision with the prior approval of the Module Leader and Subject Coordinator. The independent study/practice investigation may be based on primary and/or secondary data.

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

You can take this course either on-campus or by distance learning.

We organise teaching on a module-credit basis. Each module involves approximately:

  • 200 hours of student input
  • 24 hours of staff input.

On-campus

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.

Distance learning

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.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

Assessment overview

Research


The School of Education is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.

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

Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.

The School’s six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:

  • Inclusion and Wellbeing
  • Policy, Partnership and Leadership
  • STEAM pedagogy and learning
  • Humanistic Perspectives on Education
  • Early Years
  • Applied Linguistics

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After you graduate


Career prospects

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.

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.