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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Program Homepage: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/tefl.php
Institution: Lancaster University
Address: Department of Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
City: Lancaster
Zip/Postal Code: LA1 4YT
State/Province: Lancs
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Marjorie Wood , Mrs

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Phone: +44 (0)1524 593028
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Other Program Specialties: Language teaching and learning
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The MA TEFL programme is an introductory MA programme for newcomers to the teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL), offering a strong practical orientation. It provides Masters level grounding for applicants who have less than two years' language teaching experience (see our MA TESOL programme for more experienced applicants).

This MA TEFL programme offers both practical and theoretical work across the main areas of language teaching, such as pronunciation, grammar, discourse, the four skills, and classroom management. MA TEFL students have the opportunity for more in-depth study of topics such as second language acquisition, and the teaching of grammar, and can also select modules from the wide range on offer across the Department. The programme focuses on EFL, but is also relevant to the teaching of other foreign languages.

Lancaster ELT is well-known around the world for the excellence of its MA training. Many Lancaster MA TEFL graduates have secured excellent early-career English language teaching positions in many parts of the world, and some have proceeded directly to doctoral study.
Available Financial Aid: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/funding.htm
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