Why choose this course?: 

Developed collaboratively by the University of Southampton and the British Council, it offers postgraduate- level study in key areas of current theory and practice in applied linguistics and English language teaching.

  • This course makes use of the latest developments in technological design and is delivered by an experienced team of e-tutors through an online distance-learning environment.
  • Students engage in online discussion and use interactive multimedia course materials including lectures and podcasts by internationally renowned staff from the University of Southampton.
  • Students have access to the University library and its stock of e-books and journals online.
  • The programme structure involves two years of taught assessed modules and a final semester spent undertaking research and writing a dissertation.

 

Start dates: 
25 September 2017
Duration: 
2.5 years

MA in English Language Teaching: Online

Enhance your career prospects with the world’s English experts and open up a world of opportunities with an internationally recognised post-graduate qualification in English language teaching from the UK.

The MA in ELT has been developed by the British Council in collaboration with Southampton University and is completely online, offering you an affordable and convenient way to study. It takes 2.5 years and is aimed at experienced English teachers.

Focusing on current theory and practice in applied linguistics and language teaching, the course will help you develop advanced knowledge and skills in English language curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

Take this course and you will:

  • take part in online discussions with internationally renowned staff from the University of Southampton
  • learn through using interactive multimedia course materials including lectures and podcasts
  • have access to the University library and its stock of e-books and journals online
  • gain the skills and knowledge you need to take on leadership roles in ELT

“…a very challenging and exciting experience that has helped to develop my skills…the main advantage for me is that I can study from home and continue with my professional work” Nat, MA in ELT graduate, 2014

Find out more or contact us at MastersELTonline@britishcouncil.orgImportant dates and price

Applications: : Open from February 2017 - August 2017

Price: £8,400GBP to be paid in three annual instalments of £2,800GBP

Semester: September 2017 intake

Free online learning

MOOC: Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

You can get a taste of what studying this MA would be like with the free online course Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching at FutureLearn. Starting on 24 April, it has been developed jointly by the University of Southampton and the British Council.

Sign up and complete the MOOC and you could qualify for a 30% discount on course fees.