*Prices correct for 2017/18 new students. Subject to annual increase in September 2018
Jessica Ryan Gilbank
T: +44 (0)1332 597830
We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.
This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.
Course code: OLPAM Level: 7
If your career involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, our online Postgraduate Certificate in Education (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is designed to help you.
The Education (English for Speakers of Other Languages) pathway is designed to meet the interests of both novice and experienced teachers of:
English as a Second Language (ESL)
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
those teaching international students and immigrant groups within Community, FE and HE (ESOL/ EAP/EGAP)
those involved in teaching non-native speakers of English within the private and state school sectors and work based contexts (EFL/EAL/ESOL/ESP).
It provides students with a strong theoretical and practical foundation, touching on such areas as applied linguistics, language acquisition, ESL/EFL classroom methods, testing, cross-cultural considerations and English as a Global Language.
Our modules will encourage you to consider ways of understanding language learning processes, and expand your awareness of the approaches and principles, models and pedagogies, alongside policies that support or influence successful English Language Teaching (ELT) across a range of local, national and international contexts.
Enriching your career
This Postgraduate Certificate is not a teaching qualification but previous students have benefited from this postgraduate degree, helping them to gain more senior roles, enriching their teaching, challenging their preconceptions and boosting their confidence. You may also wish to continue to Masters level and obtain an MA Education (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
Be inspired by others
Students frequently tell us that they most enjoy hearing the diverse mix of experiences, ideas and opinions brought by others taking the course, especially when that challenges their own thinking. Online discussion forums make this possible, and with such a wide variety of people on the course, from the UK and overseas, that’s not surprising. Our tutors have many years’ experience in the education sector themselves, so they understand your profession and are sympathetic to the pressures of balancing study with a busy teaching job.
You are in control
Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. The course is divided into modules which are scheduled over fixed trimesters so there will be deadlines to meet; however you can organise your study time around your work and personal commitments in order to complete each module within the set time parameters.
Online class discussions are largely focused on contextualisation of theory to practice, so it’s stimulating, engaging and highly relevant to your day-to-day, professional life.
Find out more about the online Education Postgraduate Certificate course
Listen to our recording of the Academic Lead for Education, Lucy Hutchinson talking more about the online Education Postgraduate Certificate course.
What does online learning look like?
If you're thinking of studying one of our courses, you may be wondering how online learning works and what it looks like. Below are some images from one of the modules of this course. There are four screen shots for you to scroll through which show you what the learning environment and material looks like, with a brief explanation underneath.
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