This is an advanced program provide the sound theoretical foundation and practical skills needed for a career in language teaching or other related work in educational contexts. The program caters to the needs of those currently working as language teachers, those who plan to work as language teachers in the future, and those who simply have a passion for language learning/teaching and would like to pursue further education in this field.

Topics

  • Applied linguistics in action
  • Language learning, language education
  • Language, culture and identity
  • Perspectives on language in use
  • Descriptions of language for applied linguistics

Overall Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course learners will:

  1. develop and implement a plan for self-directed language and culture learning.
  2. collect language data, organize it appropriately, and carry out initial linguistic analysis of that data.
  3. collect cultural data, organize it appropriately, and carry out initial ethnographic analysis of that data.
  4. identify and describe factors that are relevant to language development for language groups in multilingual societies.

Entry Requirements

  • A university degree in a related area of study
  • A university degree in an unrelated area of study supported by a minimum of one-year work experience
  • An approved professional or vocational qualification recognized as a level 6 qualification
  • Subject-by subject exemptions will be awarded subject to the submission of relevant and appropriate documentation of previously completed qualifications by the applicants

Course Structure

Executive Diplomas are professional diplomas delivered in a manner that gives you the flexibility to learn at a time and place that suits your personal and work life. You can embark immediately on an Executive Diploma knowing you can fit it into your schedule.

 Assessment

There are 50 Multiple Choice Questions (“MCQ”) for each module. If you start an MCQ session, please remember that it will time-out after 1.5 hours. You have three attempts at the MCQ to achieve a pass mark, which is set at 50%.

Delivery Mode

Mode A: Fully Taught mode

Available at selected Approved Learning Centers. For each module we recommend that Approved Learning Centers provide at least 48 hours of face to face lectures and tutorials.

Mode B: Blended Learning mode

Available at selected Approved Learning Centers where classes are held plus learners are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be accessed through our designated Learning Portal.

We recommend that Approved Learning Centers provide between 24and 36 hours of lectures/tutorials and that you spend at least 12 hours learning online.

Mode C: Fully Online mode

Learners are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be accessed through our designated Learning Portal. For each module we recommend at least 72 hours of online learning.

Location

For the Blended and Fully Taught modes please Contact Us for an Approved Learning Centre near you. Please note we are constantly adding Approved Centers.

Student Learning Time

Executive Diploma should be completed in 6 months.