Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign/Second Language

Presentation

First taught in 2007, the Master's Degree in Foreign Language Teaching (SFL/EFL) has now split into its two component specialities: English and Spanish. The resulting Master's Degree in English Language Teaching aims to train professionals to teach English for both general and specific purposes. The degree is a combination of professional and research tracks, and it is designed for national and international graduates, with or without experience, who wish to work professionally in the field of English language teaching

Career opportunities

The obvious area in which the graduates from this programme can work is English language teaching at all levels. In general, language teaching provides students with multidisciplinary training in the humanities which prepares them for all sorts of activities involving the transmission of cultural knowledge. The future master's-degree graduates will be qualified to work in the following fields:

- Language teaching

- Research and knowledge transfer in interdisciplinary research groups
- Language and cultural mediation in public or private institutions
- Tourism
- Translation
- Publishing
 

Master's Degree in English Language Teaching
Duration 60 ECTS  credits - 1 year
Track Professional and research
Type Blended
Timetable Afternoons from 17:00 to 21:00 h (plus the period of work experience)
Language of instruction 100% English
Collaborating institutions Educational institutions (mainly schools and teaching institutes) collaborate in the practical training
Places available 30
Work experience 30% of the total workload (18 ECTS)
Faculty/School

Faculty of Arts

Associated doctoral programme Humanistic Studies
Course dates From 30th September 2016 to 1st July 2017
Master's Degree Thesis one call: June or September (students must confirm in which call participate according the academic coordinator and the thesis supervisor)

Academic coordinator

Dr Isabel Oltra-Massuet

Coordinator's e-mail address coord.mele.angl(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat
Administrative contact

Campus Catalunya Secretariat for Academic Management
 977 297 000
admissiomatricula.campuscatalunya(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat

Social networks

Facebook: English Language Teaching

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Quality assurance

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Student Profile

The Master's Degree is designed mainly for students with a background in English studies, and such related fields as modern languages, culture and communication, translation and interpretation, or schoolteachers specializing in foreign languages. Nevertheless, the Master's Degree is also open to people holding some sort of official university degree (bachelor's degree, pre-Bologna bachelor's degree or 3-year diploma), or an equivalent that may not be directly related. In the latter case, students will be required to take a bridging course (see the specific regulations).

Programme

STRUCTURE

YEAR COMPULSORY SUBJECTS OPTIONAL SUBJECT EXTERNAL PRACTICALS FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT TOTALS

1st

30

6

18

6

60

TOTALS

30

6

18

6

60

FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects
 CODE SUBJECT CREDITS
First semester
12865101 Second Language Acquisition 6
12865102 Methodology of Second Language Teaching 6
12865103 Materials and Techniques in ELT 3
12865104 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and New Technologies in ELT 3
12865105 Grammar and Lexicon in the EL Classroom 3
12865106 Pronunciation in the EL Classroom 3
  Optional subjects 6
Second semester
12865107 Research Methods and Tools in ELT 3
12865108 Pragmatics in the EL Classroom 3
12865401 Practicum 18
12865301 Final Master's Project 6
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS:

In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated.

 CODE SUBJECT CREDITS
12865201 Strategies for Teaching English to Children 3
12865202 English for Specific Purposes 3
12865203 Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) 3
12865204 Culture in the EL Classroom 3
12865205 Literature and Cinema in the EL Classroom 3
BRIDGING COURSES: (*)
CODE SUBJECT CREDITS
12274111 English Language III 6
12274112 English Language IV 6

(*)After checking the candidate's transcript, the body responsible for admission can decide that the student must attend and satisfactorily complete some of the subjects that are programmed as bridging courses.

Especific requirements

Admission qualifications


To be admitted on the programme, students must hold one of the following qualifications:

       - the educational level is equivalent to that of a corresponding Spanish official university degree.
       - it enables holders in the issuing country to be admitted on a postgraduate programme.

Specific documentation


English language requirements:

In the absence of supporting documents, the Admissions Board may establish additional mechanisms to determine a candidate's level of English.

Those students coming from unrelated programmes of study will be required to take a bridging course (depending on the student this can vary between 6 and 12 credits). Each case will be individually evaluated by the Academic Committee.

Selection criteria


Students will be selected using the following criteria:

       - Degree in English Studies: maximum 30 points
       - Other degree: maximum 20 points