University Master’s Degree in Language Acquisition and Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Type of programme
Official masters
Duration
2 semesters
Credits
60 ECTS
Price
€80.00 / ECTS x 60 = €4,800.00 (+ €480.00 Registrations fees). *Prices corresponding to the 2024-2025 academic year.
Places
25
Campus
Online
Schedule
Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 8pm (8hrs/week) and Moodle platform.
Language
English
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This online master’s degree provides advanced teacher training in innovative methodologies and approaches to language acquisition and teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to help improve teaching skills and competences. The master's degree combines an online teaching-learning environment, online contact sessions and a school teaching placement. The placement can be carried out in the candidate’s country of residence or abroad, through our pre-existing contacts with schools in Finland, the UK, Ireland, and the USA.

Reasons to study this master’s degree

  1. An official master’s degree recognised in EU and worldwide.
  2. 10 ECTS - School teaching placement at candidate’s workplace, place of residence or abroad.
  3. 100% in English.
  4. Online: classes via video conferencing or recording.
  5. Teaching Staff composed of researchers and experts in their areas.
  6. Access to doctorate studies.

What will the programme provide?

To improve a range of professional competences as an EFL teacher or educational specialist and to be able to:

  1. Identify educational needs and design proposals of educational innovation.
  2. Improve teaching and learning processes in bilingual and multilingual contexts.
  3. Promote the development of learners’ linguistic, plurilingual and digital competences and intercultural awareness.
  4. Work efficiently in multilingual, multicultural and interdisciplinary professional and/or academic contexts

Prospective students

This is the master’s degree for you if you are a pre-primary or primary teacher, a secondary school teacher, or if you teach in a non-regulated language school. It will also be of interest to you if you are part of a school management team and you would like to discover new perspectives on teaching and learning English as an additional language.

This master's degree may also be of interest to you if you graduated with at least 180 ECTS credits and want to change your profession to teaching English as a foreign language.

Presentation

The growing importance of English as a global language, its introduction at increasingly younger ages in nursery school as well as the widespread implementation of CLIL have radically changed the needs, objectives and realities in the area of the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language (EFL) in schools. Therefore, schools need professionals who are not only highly proficient in the English language but also have the necessary teaching skills and competences to be able to respond effectively to the current demands of the school context as well as capable of working in multilingual, multicultural and interdisciplinary professional contexts.

Objectives

  • To train English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers to efficiently apply different theoretical models and innovative methodological approaches to the teaching, learning and acquisition of EFL processes in bilingual and multilingual contexts, both in compulsory, vocational, formal and non-formal education and in the business sector. 
  • To train teachers by helping them to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge and the appropriate skills to promote the development of plurilingual and intercultural awareness among their students.
  • To train specialists by helping them to acquire theoretical, practical and interdisciplinary knowledge about educational research models and methodologies in the field of acquisition, teaching and learning of (first, second and foreign) languages in different contexts and at different educational levels.
  • To train professionals to be able to efficiently work in multilingual, multicultural and interdisciplinary professional and/or academic contexts.
  • To train professionals to efficiently use the English language and academic skills in English, both orally and in writing, for academic and professional purposes.

Academic accreditation

Máster Universitario en Adquisición y Enseñanza del Inglés como Lengua Extranjera / Master's Degree in Language Acquisition and Teaching English as a Foreign Language por la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Study programme and subjects 2024-2025

  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Others

Open days

Admission calls

Application Process Deadlines for 2024-2025

First call for applications

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 26th January 2024
  • Online interviews with preselected candidates: 29th January - 7th February 2024
  • Communication of results: 8th February 2024
  • Deadline to reserve a place: 22th February 2024

 

Second call for applications

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 15th March 2024
  • Online interviews with preselected candidates: 18th - 22th March 2024
  • Communication of results: 3rd April 2024
  • Deadline to reserve a place: 17th April 2024

 

Third call for applications

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 10th May 2024
  • Online interviews with preselected candidates: 13th - 22th May 2024
  • Communication of results: 23th May 2024
  • Deadline to reserve a place: 6th June 2024

 

Fourth call for applications*

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 14th June 2024
  • Online interviews with preselected candidates: 17th - 26th June 2024
  • Communication of results: 27th June 2024
  • Deadline to reserve a place: 11th July 2024

*Only in case of available seats for the program

Prerequisites & admissions

Admission criteria

  • The minimum required level of English to access this master’s programme is B2+
  • Open to holders of degrees and diplomas in pre-primary and primary education
  • Open to holders of a degree who are involved in teaching at a pre-primary, primary, secondary, or upper-secondary level
  • Open to professionals (with a degree) involved in non-formal education who aim to teach English as a foreign language 

Grants & financial aid

Contact

Pablo Sánchez Cuart 
psanchezc@uic.es 
T. +34 655 999 061