The MA (ELT) programme is composed of three compulsory credit courses, two optional courses and one self-study course each semester. The programme consists of four semesters.
The course content will be covered through lectures, seminars, teacher directed assignments, self directed projects, ICT tools, internet research and library work.
Course Duration: The MA in English Language Teaching Programme is a two-year full-time course with taught, research and practice teaching components.
Practice teaching with multimedia:
- Workshops & Sessions with international experts.
- Independent Research Projects.
- Firsthand experience in materials production & course designing.
Forms and Prospectus are available in the Library of the Institute between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. during working days.
Please note that filling up the form does not entitle a student to automatic admission. Completed forms may be returned to the library staff.
The students need to have a B.A. with English as the principal subject for M.A.(ELT) , the students need to have secured at least 55% at their B.A. External Examinations.
For detailed information regarding fees, please contact the administrative department at the Institute. Please note that scholarships are available for reserved category students who fulfill the requirements of the same.
The Institute reserves the right to admit students according to its own criteria. The applicants need to clear the specified requirements for getting admission in the programme. Students who have scored lower than the minimum requirement but show strong willingness to commit to the academic work required for the course may be considered for admission by the management.
Advice for Application:
It would be advisable for applicants to meet the Director or a faculty member in person once you have applied. This will help the management in making a decision regarding the applicant’s claim to place in the MA (ELT) programme.
The MA [ELT] programme is run using the same methodology that we are trying to inculcate in our learners. The learning by doing principle is the basis of all our classroom techniques.
Classroom tasks / Pedagogical tasks help us to convey the course content in the best possible manner. We make use of a various types of tasks that appeal to a mixed ability class. Some of our basic texts like Second Language Pedagogy by N. S. Prabhu are also like classroom activity manuals for us. The key to the success of any task for us is balancing the level of language and challenge in the task. Smiles and confidence on the faces of our learners is very important to us.
Lively learner environment is very important to us. Whether it is in the classroom, computer lab, library or institute campus, we encourage a cheerful and light spirited approach to all interactions between the learners and the faculty.
Comprehensive use of reference resources helps us to create a modern authentic academic environment. We use of simple hand outs to help learners get started on understanding the course content and then, helping them interact with the material is essential for us.
Training in library use is given by making library research a part of our daily routine. We incorporate the use of the library within our everyday tasks and submissions. The librarian and the faculty collaborate to provide adequate support and encouragement to our learners. The provision of an excellent national level library is something that we at the institute are very proud of.
Submissions and presentations are not simply used as testing devices of the CBCS system rather we genuinely use them as tools for equipping our learners with confidence and helping them become strong and authentic academics. This has the added advantage of giving them excellent skills for interviews and demo classes.
Independent study is one of our key goals for our learners. We use a flexible schedule that makes it possible for learners to study according to their styles and commitments while also ensuring excellent results.
Practical training is provided by encouraging learners to attend conferences and present papers. As part of their course projects, they also get to visit other colleges, interact with faculty and learners and find out about their field. This helps them to become comfortable with classrooms. Additionally, other professional exposure like print material production, AV resources production, etc helps them to get a taste of other routes they can take in ELT other than teaching.
The courses adopts a system of continuous assessment all through the year with the help of various assignments and tests. This eases the burden of the final examinations and also ensures quality improvement. For each paper, this is the format of assessment:
|External Assessment||Internal Assessment|
|For each paper : 70||For each paper : 30|
|This is assess through year end written examinations conducted by the Sardar Patel University||Term Paper
Turn –in Assignments