Students have the opportunity to examine the theory, research and practical aspects of language teaching through observation, reflection and practice, as well as examining the nature and process of translation from a practical and a theoretical perspective. There is also an opportunity to explore the use of translation technologies or focus on innovation in language learning and teaching.
International students have the opportunity to develop advanced English language skills and study techniques in the one-semester English for Academic Purposes module.
-Language and Communication
-Second Language Acquisition
-An Introduction to Linguistics for Translators or Translation Technologies
-Approaches to English Language Teaching
Other TESOL or translation modules include
-Language Change in the Modern World
-Innovation in Language Learning
-Advanced Practical Translation Skills
-Students can also take modules from the other MAs within the Department of Modern Languages or from other departments within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (subject to the supervisor’s approval).
The primary methods of examination are essays and continuous assessment, followed by a 15,000-word dissertation for the Masters stage of the programme.
The department’s TESOL specialists offer supervision in many areas: for example, in linguistics, online language learning and second language acquisition, to name just a few.