You can start this module at any time. You will develop and apply principled procedures for investigating a specific area of language education and demonstrate expertise in different aspects of your investigation. You will work independently on your investigation project, which will make an original contribution to language education research.
This module carries 60 credits
Is this course for you?
Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MA awarded by University of Chichester
The specific focus of this module will be determined on an individualised basis in negotiation between you and your dissertation supervisor
This course will extend your understanding and critical awareness of:
- Your own teaching practice with reference to current research, trends and views on language, language teaching methodology, language learning
- Recent trends in language teaching methodology and their antecedents in the history of language teaching
- The main factors which influence success and failure in language learning and the implications of these factors for teaching
- How to gain a clear, practical view of language for teaching purposes
- How to write language awareness materials for your own learners
- How to conduct small-scale investigations into classroom practices, learners and their learning
- How to reflect constructively on your own practice
Dr. Jason Skeet is responsible for leading on and coordinating all academic aspects of the NILE MA in Professional Development for Language Education. Jason has worked as a consultant and trainer in CLIL at Utrecht University providing advice and training for bilingual schools throughout The Netherlands. He has also taught on the university's UTEACH Master's Programme for bilingual and international school teachers. Before that he worked for seven years as a teacher at a bilingual secondary school.