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MA - Management in Language Education

This course will give you insights into key components, skills and competencies of effective management in language education. The module has been specifically designed to be practical and relevant for participants from a range of settings and management roles.

This module carries 30 credits.

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Location: Online


Experience: Degree. language teaching experience


Language Level: B2/C1 or higher


Course dates:
16 January - 22 March 2023
17 April - 21 June 2023
18 September - 22 November 2023


Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MA awarded by University of Chichester


Course Length: 8 weeks (+ 1 week break)


Course fees: £1210


Minimum age: 18


Max class size: 16


Tutor-led and highly interactive


Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms


Specialist ELT eLibrary


Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content


Key principles and practice of academic management in ELT


The issues of group dynamics that impact on effective working practices


A range of tools and strategies that can support the development of a learning organisation


The key aspects of performance management systems and approaches to managing the process


Approaches to the customer relationship and how to support effective quality academic provision


The nature of professional and organisational change and the tools and strategies available to manage the accompanying processes

Assessment (written after completion of the course and supervised at distance by tutors):

A 3,000-word main assignment (50%) which investigates an aspect of management related to your own professional context or one with which you are familiar.

A portfolio (50%) containing the following components:


  1. A 1500-word action plan which engages with the findings of the investigation in the main assignment.

  2. A 1500-word analysis of the management issues that might accompany the implementation of the action plan.

Further Information

Online courses are broken down into individual units and activities, forming a clear structure. Tasks will be interactive, involving voice chat, forums and community walls, and they will utilize a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos. Participants need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. You can do much of the course on a tablet or mobile device, but will need a computer for certain activities.

All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and the NILE digital Tasks are interactive, involving live online sessions, forums and community walls, and utilise a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos.

All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.

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