The full-time, face-to-face, programme runs over three semesters. There are two entry points: September and January. Students normally take four 15-credit modules in semester 1, four 15-credit modules in semester 2, and complete a Dissertation or Portfolio of Practice in semester 3.
Modules are taught face-to-face with lectures, workshops, laboratory sessions and seminars. All students are asked to submit a diagnostic task on arrival (normally a short essay). One-to-one support is available for students who need practise in academic English writing.
The delivery of all modules is supported by an online learning environment that is used, for example, to display content material, to submit assignments and provide electronic feedback, to discuss seminar topics (discussion forums), to design student-centred glossaries and to engage in online assessment and practice.
Students are also offered the opportunity to discuss English language teaching for Academic Purposes and analyse the English language with dedicated e-learning platforms for specific purposes (e.g. Corpus Linguistics tools).
A Part-Time Programme is available for UK/EU applicants, and can be tailored to the needs of each applicant. Applicants with a DELTA will obtain Accreditation of Prior Learning.
If you are interested in one of these programmes, you should discuss it with the Course Director, Dr.Marina Orsini-Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).