Combining recent developments in drama education, second language acquisition and English Language Teaching (ELT) methodology, this course offers an innovative approach to teaching drama as a key way of promoting learning and language acquisition in more creative and personalised ways. It is taught in conjunction with the Centre for Applied Linguistics, which has a particular expertise in ELT.
Balancing the study and practice of drama and ELT as both academic and practical subjects, it is suitable for experienced teachers interested in combining both disciplines (Drama and English Language Teaching) at Master’s level, or for teachers of English as a Foreign Language. You’ll examine how drama can motivate your students, improve their speaking confidence, and enable them to use language in cultural contexts, as well as improving your teacher-student relationships
• ELT Methodology OR
• Issues and Research in ELT
• Literature and Drama in English Language Teaching
• Second Language Aquisition and Classroom Language Learning
• Drama & Literacy
• The Role of Story in Drama & Theatre Education
• Research Methods and Dissertation (with a Drama and ELT focus)
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from in the Centre for Applied Linguistics to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. Optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available on this programme see the department website.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
The course is delivered through a range of teaching and learning methods: lectures, seminars, practical workshops which involve group work and self-study. Core modules develop and extend your understanding of key approaches to Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and English Language Learning (ELT), and provide a solid grounding in drama techniques and approaches. You’ll also complete a dissertation based on an individual research project, with support from a member of academic staff.
Programmes within the Centre for Education Studies and Centre for Applied Linguistics are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes.
Graduate Destinations/Work Experience Opportunities:
Graduate students would be expected to develop their careers as either full-time Drama in Education Practitioners or ELT teachers who can specialise in Drama teaching. There may also be teacher-training possibilities in working with practising teachers developing their awareness of the benefits of drama for language learning.
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2-5 years
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language requirements
Location of study
University of Warwick
Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £17,750* per year
Home/EU: £1,430 per 30 CAT module
Overseas: £2,960 per 30 CAT module
*Standard university fees will be charged for Home students in 2018/19 and Overseas students are entitled to £1,550 bursary support in 2018/19 on the full Masters fee, pro-rated per 30 CATs. The overseas bursary support has been included in the fees shown.
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