The University has approved a replacement to our long-established and highly successful MA ELT. This will be a new MA TESOL. The programme is a product of our commitment to ongoing development and innovation in our postgraduate educational provision and will welcome its first students in October 2018.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF BEING A HOMESTAY HOST?
Our Short Courses team are looking for host families to accommodate students from 2 weeks to up to four months duration.
The Times/Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2018 has ranked Lingusitics (8th) as one of the 22 subjects at the University of Warwick in the UK’s top 10 for their field, The news follows the Good University Guide naming Warwick 9th in the UK, with the joint 4th highest paid graduates in the UK and the favourite choice of recruiters for companies listed in this year’s list of The Times’ Top 100 Graduate Employers, and the Times Higher Education placing Warwick in the world’s top 100.
Helen Spencer-Oatey won the individual prize for Global Contribution at the University of Warwick Staff Awards in May 2017.
Daniel Dauber and Helen Spencer-Oatey's poster on ‘Global Talent: Standing Out and Fitting In’ won joint first place in the British Council’s Going Global 2017 poster competition.
Tom Greenaway won “Best Student Paper at SIETAR Europa Congress 2017 in Dublin.
This issue of our student e-zine comprises six interesting and engaging articles with a rich diversity of topics covered by the authors.
In the first article "Attitude as a Learner Variable in Learning English in Sri Lanka," Jayantha Ratnayake discusses how language learners' differences in attitudes can change the ways and means of learning a language. She shares her experience of language teaching in Sri Lankan context to clarify how language learner's attitude is directly related to their level of motivation. #
The second article is "English as an Additional Language in the UK,"about the UK’s approach to teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) in state schools, written by James O’Flynn.
The third article is "Languages in Korea: Status, Roles and Attitudes," in which Katie Webb explores the status of English and other languages in South Korea, based on literature and on her experience as a teacher there. #
In our fourth article, "Why and How should Teachers be Encouraged to Take Control of their Own Professional Development?" Betelhem Taye provides input related to teachers’ Continuous Professional Development (CPD), discussing about why and how should teachers take control of their own CPD.
In the fifth article "Developing Mentee’s Identity as a Teacher," Komila Tangirova reflects the role of a teacher as a mentor.
And the final article in this issue is a personal reflection by Betânia Mota Pereira, entitled "Being a Teacher: Challenges and Rewards". She shares some challenges she experienced as an English language teacher, and how she managed to overcome them, reassuring that despite the difficulties, being a teacher is rewarding.
Visit the website (https://thewarwickeltezine.wordpress.com/) to get access to the articles and discover more!
Applied Linguistics wins bid to host Hornby Scholars
We are delighted to announce that Warwick has been successful in its bid to host further groups of Master's students who are sponsored by the A S Hornby Educational Trust.
Managed through The British Council, the programme supports one-year full-time study in the UK, taking a Master's course in English Language Teaching, with a choice of specialisms. The scholarship funds the costs of study in the UK, including return flights to the UK and visa.
Applications for Hornby Scholarships for 2018-2019 will open in December 2017.
Course Manager, Dr Annamaria Pinter said, "We are delighted to be welcoming further groups of highly experienced scholars, once again. Everyone is enriched by their contributions and we look forward to collaborating with The British Council.”