Zohra from Pakistan talks about why she decided to join the TEFL programme
Xiao Xiao from China (speaking in Mandarin)
Many of the tutors teaching on the core modules of the programme have won awards for their work - a new book from Dr Maggie Kubanyiouva has recently been shortlisted for the prestigious HRH the Duke of Edinburgh English Language book awardand Professor Adrian Blackledge is the current Poet Laureate of Birmingham. All of the tutors on the programme are involved in research projects concerning classroom interaction, second language learning and teaching, teacher collaboration, teacher development, bilingualism and multilingualism, literacy, academic discourse, gender and identity, digital literacies and learning through IT amongst many others and this research is fed back into the TEFL programme.
The MA Education TEFL programme was also ranked 4th in the country in the Education category in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, as reported by El gazette (April 2015)
The School of Education also has a vibrant community of research students (MPhil/EdD/PhD), who are researching a range of topics, including bilingual education, second language motivation, second language learning in virtual environments, intercultural communication, complementary schools, and many others.
All of this will make studying TEFL at the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, England, UK an exciting and rewarding experience.