INSTITUTION: HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL: SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
Taught in English language
DURATION (semesters): 4
ECTS (total): 120
Scholarship is offered
NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: 400
STUDENTS SELECTED BY: Written exams and application evaluation
Part time studying is available
PART TIME DURATION (semesters): 8
OBSERVATION OPTIONS: From distance
DESCRIPTION - ACCEPTED STUDENTS CATEGORIES: The main purpose of the M.Ed. in TEFIL is to provide specialized knowledge and skills to anyone teaching or interested in teaching English as a foreign/international language. It follows the specifications and requirements of state-of-the-art educational science and responds to the needs of the teaching market in Greece and internationally.
The M.Ed. in TEFIL is addressed to anyone interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in the domain of teaching English as a foreign language and, in addition, integrates the emerging dimension of English as an international language of communication. In particular, the M.Ed. in TEFIL integrates all aspects of English language teaching, from the teaching of the four skills (i.e., the production and perception of spoken and written language), the design, development and evaluation of curricula and courseware, the testing and assessment of the language skills, the integration of educational technology, the integration of intercultural approaches to teaching, the teaching English to children and adults, teacher education and training, to addressing learning difficulties. The distance learning methodology adopted in the M.Ed. in TEFIL, in conjunction with the support provided by the tutors, who act as mentors, enables teachers to attend the M.Ed. without leaving their classes and learners. This is achieved through innovative distance learning activities that prompt teachers to apply what they study in actual practice, by designing, teaching and evaluating original lessons, thereby experimenting with and deeply understanding education in all its complexity.
The M.Ed. in TEFIL is addressed to anyone interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in the domain of teaching English as a foreign language and, in addition, integrates the emerging dimension of English as an international language of communication.
KEYWORDS: Applied Linguistics, Training of English language Teachers