Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE)
Online MA Elective Module - Developing Learner Autonomy
Price Range £32.00 per week
Beginners Not for beginners
Class Size 16 maximum
Course Length 36 weeks
Town / City & Region , Central England
Tuition Style Group
Tuition Hours Per Week 0.0
Ages 18 - 65
Participants can begin this module at any time. This module offers participants a wide-ranging view of the philosophical and theoretical roots of autonomous learning, including its various applications in language education.
Upon completion, participants will be more aware of the principles underlying practice in language education, having explored ways of applying these principles to their own professional contexts. This module carries 30 credits.
This course will cover some or all of the following aspects:
• A review of theories of language acquisition
• Theories and principles of autonomous learning
• Materials evaluation for independent learning
• Materials adaptation for independent learning
• Writing materials for independent learning
• The role of feedback in autonomous learning
• Autonomous learning media and online options
This course will extend the participant’s understanding and critical awareness of:
• The theories and principles of autonomous learning
• The procedural options for helping learners to become effective autonomous learners
• How to critically evaluate a range of commercially available materials for autonomous learning
• How to design and provide a principled rationale for effective materials for autonomous learning
• How to design appropriate materials for different autonomous learning contexts
At NILE we are committed to offering the best in language teacher training. As such, we provide tutorial contact in our online courses as well as in our campus courses. Online participants will receive allocated tutor interaction and feedback in each unit they take.
Start date by arrangement, with distance supervision and tasks from your tutor. Completion date will be approximately 36 weeks after the start date.
Who should apply
• 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
• Completion of the Core Module or equivalent in accredited prior learning (although in exceptional circumstances a student might be permitted to study for this module prior to the Core Module)
How to apply
In order to take an MA module, you need to enrol for the MA programme. This does not commit you to taking the entire qualification, and you can pay for each module as you apply for it. Please note that it is usual to start with the core module but do contact the Registrar for advice if necessary.
• Complete the online application process for the NILE postgraduate program (you will need to include a copy of your CV with your application)
• The Registrar will then contact you in order to obtain evidence of your qualifications, details of your referees and proof of your English language level (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC etc.)
• Your application will then be forwarded to the Academic Director for approval
Once your application has been approved, you will be invited to make your first payment online. Once we have received notification of this payment, the Registrar will send you confirmation of your module enrolment, pre-course information and accommodation details, if required.