Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE)

MA in Professional Development in Language Education

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Accommodation Homestay / Residence

Price Includes

Beginners Not for beginners

Class Size 12 maximum

Town / City & Region Norwich , Eastern England

Tuition Style Combination of Group and One to One Tuition

Tuition Hours Per Week

Ages 18 - 80

Course Type Teachers

Other Information

                              Modular Post graduate qualifications                                 Professional Development for Language Education

Mode: Full or part-time through modular delivery. You can do the full MA (180 credits) or use fewer credits (60/120) to gain a postgraduate certificate or diploma qualification. Length of Study: 1 – 6 years (as appropriate to your professional needs and personal circumstances)

Attendance: Taught, face-to-face components of the modules in Norwich are of two or three weeks’ duration. Most elective modules are taught intensively over two weeks, but we are pleased to offer MAPDLE participants facilities for a further week for individual reading and study in our library at no extra charge. This is an excellent opportunity for our postgraduate students to get some background reading done while they are in Norwich, and also to map out and perhaps begin their module assignments. Please let us know when applying whether you would like to take advantage of this offer, so that we can reserve accommodation for you at our usual rates.

Start dates: Various (please contact for further details)

Place of Study: Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE), Norwich, UK

How to Apply: Direct to NILE

Degree awarded by: University of Chichester

Entry Requirements: You should ideally have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, plus language teaching experience and the level of English needed for successful completion of a course of study at postgraduate level. You may also be considered if you have extensive language teaching experience but few or no formal qualifications.

Core module:     60 credits

  • Language Teaching Methodology (MALTM)


2020 Elective Modules:       30 credits each

  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (MACLIL)
  • Developing Learner Autonomy (MADLA) - delivered entirely online
  • Management in Language Education (MAMILE)
  • Materials Development (MAMAT)
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes (MATEAP)
  • Teaching Young Learners (MATYL) – delivered face-to-face or online
  • Technology Assisted Language Learning (MATALL) – delivered face-to-face or online
  • Testing, Evaluation and Assessment (MATEA)
  • Trainer Development (MATD)


Dissertation:          60 credits

15,000 words, applying the knowledge and skills acquired on the course. The dissertation is an obligatory module for completion of the MA and is supervised at distance

For further information, please contact NILE directly,

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