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Master of Arts in English Language Teaching

Master of Arts

About the Department

The Department of Languages was established in 2019 under the Indus Institute of Sciences, Humanities & Liberal Studies. The objective is to create an English language proficient workforce through training the trainers/teachers and the students, methodically in the latest trends of language and literature teaching hence making them industry-ready with a plethora of opportunities in the market.

The Department of Languages aims to educate and train students who have an inclination for literature and language. Literature being the cornerstone of Language studies will be delivered through an experiential method where students will explore and analyze fictional and non-fictional works of prose, poetry, drama, and classic works of art. The syllabus has also been designed to assist students in further research in the field of Literature. This will assist students in gaining language and ultimately in making a career in the domains of content writing, editing, proofreading; copy writing, public relations, reporting, teaching, and novel writing on acquiring a degree.

Students interested in Language can also opt for English Language Teaching. The course is designed to train the Language Proficient Workforce of tomorrow. Students will be learning aspects of language teaching including, but not limited to phonetics, syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics, and pragmatics along with Principles of Language Teaching, Materials Development, Second Language Acquisition, and Language Testing & Assessment. Upon completion of this program, students will master the following three fields of linguistics: theoretical, descriptive, and applied linguistics. This course shall open several doors in the field of academia as an English Language professor, translator or trainer in private firms, forensic linguist with reputed syndicates, or lexicographer.

Excessive demand for linguists and creative individuals makes English literature and English Language Teaching the most sought-after subjects in developing economies like India.

Research

Department of Languages boasts of experts in language and literature, qualified to be the guide to research scholars. Scholars at Indus University are provided with a wide scope to explore American, African, Indian, Australian Literature, and English Language.

We at IISHLS are committed to exploring possibilities & engage our students in this cultural paradigm through practice, research & development to help them identify the very need, avenues & purpose through historical & contemporary practices to develop a futuristic vision for the benefit of the larger human environment.

The Admission Committee of Indus University will admit students based on merit. Students need to register themselves by online form –submit online form.

Students can walk in and get admission to the course after interaction and approval by the admission committee.

Contact for admission-related query – shls.dean@indusuni.ac.in

Phone +91 9825865103

Course Duration
M.A – English Language Teaching- 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Eligibility
Graduates in English are eligible to take this program.

Intake
40 Seats (to confirm)

Tuition Fees per year
Rs. 18,000/-

Master of Arts in English Language Teaching Course Details


Master of Arts in English Course Details

Master of Arts in English Course Details Sem 1

Master of Arts in English Course Details Sem 2

  • The course would expose the learner to historical developments of English language teaching and learning with the acquisition and learning of a second or a third language, western theories of language acquisition and learning, specific methods and approaches, the principles of Communicative Language Teaching and Testing.
  • The course would acquaint the learners with the basic language skills required for academic communication and provide exposure to teach those skills in practice while having a centric focus on developing and exploring all the receptive and fundamental language skills.
  • It explores the models of learning language through multimedia with special reference to SLA and the integration of multimedia in language teaching the possibilities of simple programs, the principles of multimedia materials production within the context of particular language learning situations along with the basic principles that underlie courses in English for Specific Purposes.
  • It initiates the core principles that govern business communication and provides a platform to understand the basic concepts like style and language that differentiate business communication from other forms of communication.
  • The course would look into pedagogical aspects that could be successfully employed in teaching speaking skills to students of English and help them understand and explore the principles and methods of teaching literature in the ELT classroom.
  • The course would introduce and expose the basic premises that inform the sound system of the English language - to devise language materials in different genres of literature, try them out and investigate the interface of discourse analysis and socio-cultural contexts within which the language is used.
  • The course would in the higher semesters outline the basic features of corpora and how they can be successfully integrated into a curriculum for pedagogic purposes: familiarizing the students with the basic concepts of research and providing exposure to hand on experience of the research proposal and research design, form the possibilities of designing materials for a communicative classroom and investigate the underlying principles that determine the production of materials in the contemporary context, help develop the various principles involved in evaluating syllabi and designing courses. It would also equip the student to apply the principles to specific contexts.
  • Finally, it would explore the possibilities of producing skills-based materials with a specific focus on how they could be integrated within a language classroom.

The English Language Lab is a conscientiously created language learning software solution. English Language Lab is designed to enhance students’ language skills, thus increasing employability and ensuring a successful career. It makes the teaching and learning of language highly enjoyable.

The Language Lab practical input prepares students to communicate in English with clarity and confidence. It offers the best in terms of continuous evaluation, content, teaching expertise, and methodology. The sessions are designed to train students in soft skills to help them succeed in the recruitment process. A strong and conscious effort is made to make the process of learning interesting, innovative, and exciting. Besides the development of language, the activities undertaken are also aimed toward the development of their self-esteem and confidence through presentations and competitions. The students are exposed to several practice activities where s/he can practice words by listening to the correct pronunciation, recording their voice, and comparing their recording with the correct pronunciation. In the language, classroom care is taken to ensure that students recognize speaking, listening, reading, and writing as active & constructive processes.

There are many sectors that are open for MA English Literature and M A - ELT graduates. Some of these sectors are

  • Education
  • BPOs and KPOs
  • Publishing
  • Theatre, Media and Entertainment
  • Corporate
  • Writing
  • Advertising and Public Relations

Some of the popular professions available for Post Graduates in English Literature and ELT are:

  1. Editor or Assistant Editor: A popular choice among English Literature Post Graduates. A diploma / degree in Book publishing can be helpful.
  2. Web Content Writer: A fast-growing career option for English Graduates. A web Content Writer’s job is to write catchy and informative articles for web pages and blogs.
  3. Academic Writer: Academic Writing is also a popular choice among English Graduates. An academic writer basically has to write research papers, journal writings, Statements of purposes, etc.
  4. Teacher: Post Graduates in English Literature/ELT can be hired as PGT. An additional degree in B.Ed. helps secure a good position. Also being a language professor in any university is a good advantage of pursuing an education in this stream.
  5. Translator: A translator’s job is to translate a given document into English. A diploma / degree in translation is advised
  6. Public Servant: After a Post-Graduate degree, a candidate can appear in a competitive examination for jobs in various Government departments.
  7. SEO: SEO or Search Engine Optimization has emerged as a fast-growing field of work and is perfect for people with excellent English language skills.
  8. Quality Control Executive: Nowadays BPOs and KPOs look for individuals with a good grasp of the English language for the position of Quality Control Executive.
  9. Theater Actor: Though not a high-paying option, a lot of English Graduates choose to turn to the theater to channel their creative side. Studying plays and how theater works give an edge to MA English graduates.

Activities of the Department

Training & Awareness Program on First Aid & Basic Life Support

‘Healthcare is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all the time.’ With this noble intention, Indus University organized Training & Awareness Program on First Aid & Basic Life Support for Teaching/Non-Teaching Staff Members, organized by Mechanical Engineering & Clinical Research Departments in association with K.D. Hospital, Ahmedabad, under Extension Education Cell of the university on 30th October 2021.