Welcome to NILE’s MA in Professional Development for Language Education in collaboration with Lanka TEFL Training Institute, Sri Lanka.
NILE’S MA in Professional Development for Language Education (MAPDLE), validated by the University of Chichester, is a flexibly delivered, modular postgraduate programme for professionals involved in ELT or in other sectors of language education, who wish to develop their specialist skills.
It is a comprehensive Master’s programme, providing in-depth and state-of-the-art coverage of the key areas of language education, whilst also providing an extensive choice of specialist elective modules to help you develop within your own particular areas of interest.
is led by recognised specialists in their field, including Phil Ball, Briony Beaven, Antonia Clare and other world-renowned and published ELT experts
leads to a Master’s award, or other internationally recognised postgraduate qualifications, accredited by The University of Chichester
is designed to fit around your working life
ensures that you are equipped for the next step on your career path
offers a choice of specialist electives.
is available in a ‘start-any-time’ model, with a range of face-to-face, online and blended modes of learning
Designed for you
The MAPDLE has been offered now for over 20 years and was designed specifically for working professionals, to be affordable, accessible and flexible. It offers high levels of personal choice and control over the routes followed and the timing of modules. Each module is followed by a six-month period in which to complete post-course assignments with the distance support of the course tutor. You can complete the MA programme to fit in with other professional and personal demands on your time over a period of up to six years.
Designed by leading educationalists
The NILE MA has been designed and developed by a team with years of experience and internationally recognised expertise in TESOL and international language education to ensure that it provides the knowledge and skills needed both by individuals and by institutions involved in the learning and teaching of languages. It is subject to regular review and updating.
Fast track opportunities
If you already have an initial degree and the Cambridge Delta or Trinity Diploma in TESOL, you will be exempt from the core module, Language Teaching Methodology. We may also recognise other prior learning, certificated and/or experiential, that you mention on your application form.
What are the MA entry requirements?
In addition to a minimum of two years’ teaching experience, applicants need to have one of the following to be eligible for MAPDLE:
i. An undergraduate honours degree
ii. A Postgraduate Diploma
iii. Other awards offering comparable levels of knowledge and understanding
If you do not meet these requirements, please contact Lanka TEFL Training Institute for further advice on the recognition of your qualifications.