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Re: MA Open University

Posted By: Tim
Date: Friday, 15 March 2013, at 5:42 p.m.

In Response To: MA Open University (Jalom)

Visas can be hard to get for Europe if you are not an EU passport-holder. But more qualifications and experience can always at least 'help'. Is there some form of partner via available to you with work rights?
Or a student visa for a postgrad course, allowing part-time work?

Many universities want MA Tesol-qualified staff. but many language schools see the MA as academic and lacking in practical experience; in fact I've known a few MA holders who were scared of the classroom.
Many (not all) MA TESLs do not included classroom practice.

So many language schools like the Trinity DipTESOL or Cambridge DELTA, as they are postgraduate level diplomas and are very practically based.

Luckily, and you've discovered one university that does this, many MA TESOL providers will accept the Trinity DipTESOL or Cambridge DELTA as part-credit. Aston in the UK do. Several unis in Australia and NZ do. Cambridge and Trinity have partial lists online.
But not all MA TESOLs do, so check at places you're interested in.
Thus you can do a diploma first, then embed it in an MA later.

Theoretically, it shouldn't matter where you do your MA, unless you apply for a job at a Uni that has a preference to hire their own graduates.

Many MA TESOLs are now offered on campus or online with no difference and nothing on the actual transcript or certificate to show any difference. What would be lectures and seminars on campus, and library access, are online podcasts, skype sessions, secure chatrooms, wikis, and pdfs.

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MA Open University
Jalom -- Tuesday, 12 March 2013, at 9:24 a.m.
Re: MA Open University
spiral78 -- Tuesday, 12 March 2013, at 11:09 a.m.
Re: MA Open University
Tim -- Friday, 15 March 2013, at 5:42 p.m.
Re: MA Open University
Jalom -- Monday, 18 March 2013, at 9:53 a.m.

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