Located in the charming and historic UK city of Norwich, the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia has a long history of research and teaching in the field of English language teaching. The School conducts internationally relevant research (cf. the latest UK-wide Research Excellence Framework – REF) and is home to UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation. The University also has Gold status in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which indicates its commitment to excellent teaching.
Our Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is one example that will be of interest to participants of East Asia New Directions in English Language Assessment. This Master’s course caters to novice and experienced practitioners’ needs: they can choose between the pedagogical route (where students can specialize in a larger number of TESOL areas) and the research route (where students can undertake a final research project). Our flexible curriculum also means that students can select from a large number of optional modules, customizing their learning to their specific circumstances. Our range of optional modules includes one on Language Assessment, which will be of interest to the participants of this event.
We also have PhD opportunities for those who are willing to sharpen their research skills in TESOL or Applied Linguistics more generally or in language assessment more specifically. We have a wide range of staff members who specialize in different TESOL/Applied Linguistics areas, and we would be very happy to hear from prospective doctoral students. In addition to the usual campus-based PhD, we also offer a part-time PhD option to suit the needs of international practitioners who are willing to take a PhD at a distance while also working away from Norwich (i.e. elsewhere in the UK or overseas).