King's College London and IH London launch new MA TESOL and CELTA
King’s College London and International House London have teamed up to jointly offer an MA TESOL and Certificate in English Language Teaching course starting in September 2015.
This new course is for novice and early career teachers who may have little or no experience of language teaching. It will give students the opportunity to gain a professional certificate in ELT (CELTA or IH TESOL) at the same time as a MA in TESOL.
Students will have the opportunity to observe live language classes, plan and teach real lessons and carry out research on language learning and teaching.
Language teaching theory and practice
The practical skills for teaching English will be delivered through the assessed teaching practice and observation provided by CELTA or IH TESOL training at IH London which will be combined with approaches to second-language pedagogy, second-language learning theories, linguistic analysis and research methods at King’s College London.
This will provide the opportunity for students to gain a solid foundation in professional knowledge and provide skills and expertise to continue to develop a career in language teaching.
Justin Vollmer, Director of Operations at IH London said:
“We are delighted to be collaborating with King’s on this project that really sees us offering an excellent basis to career teachers from the outset. We find that many of the CELTA graduates need or desire further exploration into the theory and principles behind the practice that an MA can offer and this course will give successful students both types of qualification and make them highly employable and sought-after in the ELT job market.”
Dr. Nick Andon, Director of the MA in TESOL at King’s College London said:
“Combining elements of a practice-oriented, intensive pre-service course with aspects of a more academic, theory-based MA programme provides a great opportunity to draw on the strengths of both. Integrating theory and practice in this way will allow teachers to engage critically with professional and academic knowledge in our field from an early stage in their careers. We also see a wider potential for this collaboration between King’s and IH London to have an impact on other levels, and to enable academics, teacher educators and teachers to explore the complex interrelatedness of theory, research and practice.”
Applying for the MA TESOL and Certificate in English Language Teaching
The course begins in September and applications are being accepted now.
To apply for the MA TESOL and Certificate in English Language Teaching candidates will need to complete a postgraduate online application form.