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An exploration of MFL teaching, learning and assessment practices in the light of policy changes, relevant research in the field and curriculum developments. The focus is on teachers as researchers critically reflecting on their own practice with the aims of defining what is effective as subject leaders of learning.
Located in a wide range of international dimensions.
Interactive learning drawing on the different experiences and cultural backgrounds of the students.
Students benefit from engaging with tutors who are involved in current research in areas related to MFL developments.
Unrivalled location in the heart of London.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake No set number.
Course leaders Dr Jane Jones
Postgraduate Taught Programmes Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Jane Jones
Postgraduate Taught Programmes Officer: email@example.com
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Officetel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Officetel: +44 (0)20 7848 7000fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200
Course contact email Enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
Department Department of Education and Professional Studies
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
A 2:1 undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Lower undergraduate grades will be considered in certain circumstances, for example if the applicant has a PGCE with master's level credits. It is recommended that applicants have some relevant professional experience, either in teaching or in other educational practice such as policy. However, applications from candidates who do not have any experience but who do have relevant academic qualifications will be considered.
Applications will be considered by the Programme Director and one other member of staff. Some UK-based applicants are called for interview. We aim to process all applications within four to six weeks.
Please give your reasons for choice of programme, choosing King's and for wishing to study at MA level together with an explanation of what you hope to gain from the programme.
The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.
This programme forms part of our well established department's successful modular MA education programme. Rooted in practical experience, it emphasises the theoretical study of education. In this programme, we reflect on current modern foreign language provision and curricular innovations in the light of policy decisions as well as evaluating international research. Students read widely and collect data from language classrooms or other sources to analyse in collaboration with their peers, aimed at developing practitioner research expertise. The learning is highly interactive and takes place in an agreeable learning community.
We invite language teachers at all levels and those who organise language learning provision from all cultural contexts to participate in the rich intercultural and collaborative learning opportunities this MA offers. The main purpose is to provide opportunities for professionals involved in foreign language education to extend their knowledge through engagement with current research and developments in policy and practice, linking this to critical reflection on their practice.
In order to gain the MA Modern Foreign Languages Education, students must complete and pass four taught modules (30 credits each) and a dissertation (60 credits). There are no examinations - all modules are assessed by written work.
The programme may be taken over one year (full time) or two years (part time). A serving teacher would normally complete the MA on a part time basis and complete one module in each of the autumn and spring terms in year 1, and two further taught modules and the dissertation in year 2. The sessions for each module normally take place on one evening each week from 5.30 - 7.30pm at the Waterloo Campus. Some modules involve two face-to-face sessions on Saturdays and 10 online sessions.
Students who have gained 60 master's level credits as part of their PGCE can normally transfer these in, and would then only have to complete two 30 credit taught modules instead of four, plus the dissertation. Please note that the period between first registration on the previous programme of study and the date of the College award will not normally exceed ten years. For example, if you are intending to start the MA as a part time student in September 2015 and you would like to transfer in master’s level credits from your PGCE, you must have started your PGCE in 2007 or later. More information about the programme, lecturers, and experiences of students can be found on the Department of Education and Professional Studies' MA MFL Education study page. Incoming students can also find the timetable, key contacts, recommended reading and enrolment information via the departmental Welcome to King's pages.
Issues in Teaching & Learning Modern Foreign Languages module
16,000 word dissertation on a topic related to Modern Foreign Language Education.
Students are encouraged to study
Language & Power
Psychology & Learning
Notions of English
Recent Developments in Education Management
Social Context of Schooling
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£6,900 p.a. (2016/17)*
£14,250 p.a. (2016/17)*
£3,450 p.a. (2016/17)*
£7,125 p.a. (2016/17)*
*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 – Overseas (2016/17)
If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.
If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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