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Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign/Second Language

First taught in 2007, the Master’s Degree in Foreign Language Teaching (SFL/EFL) has now split into its two component specialities: English and Spanish. The resulting Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching aims to train professionals to teach English for both general and specific purposes. The degree is a combination of professional and research tracks, and it is designed for national and international graduates, with or without experience, who wish to work professionally in the field of English language teaching

Career opportunities

The obvious area in which the graduates from this programme can work is English language teaching at all levels. In general, language teaching provides students with multidisciplinary training in the humanities which prepares them for all sorts of activities involving the transmission of cultural knowledge. The future master’s degree graduates will be qualified to work in the following fields:

- Language teaching

  • English teachers abroad in both private and state-run institutions
  • English teachers for specific purposes in private companies, multinationals and international agencies
  • Teachers of other subjects in English for bilingual institutions
  • Heads or heads of studies in schools
  • English language assistants in foreign universities
  • English language teachers in secondary schools
  • Language advisors for schools, publishers, or other public and private companies
  • University lecturers at graduate or postgraduate level
  • Researcher into teaching– learning English
  • Author of text books for learning English in publishers and similar companies
  • Author of teaching materials – online language learning for publishers and similar companies
  • Educational advisor in schools, publishers and other public or private institutions
  • English teachers in private and state-run language teaching institutions in Spain (Official School of Languages, language services, language academies, adult education, etc.)*

- Research and knowledge transfer in interdisciplinary research groups
- Language and cultural mediation in public or private institutions
- Tourism
- Translation
- Publishing
*Teachers in Spain must hold the Master's degree in Training for Teachers of Compulsory Secondary Education and Upper Secondary Education, Professional Training and Language Teaching

Master's Degree in English Language Teaching
Duration 60 ECTS  credits - 1 year
Track Professional and research
Type Blended
Timetable Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 17:00 to 21:00 h (plus the period of work experience)
Language of instruction 100% English
Collaborating institutions Educational institutions collaborate in the practical training
Places available 30
Work experience Compulsory (18 ECTS)

Faculty of Arts

Associated doctoral programme Humanistic Studies
Course dates From 2nd October 2017 to 1st July 2018
Master's Degree Thesis One call: June or September

Academic coordinator

Dr Isabel Oltra-Massuet

Contact us

Master's Office

(+34) 977.779.944


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