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English language and culture (teacher training)

Are you fascinated by the English language and culture? Would you like to share this enthusiasm with others? Then this degree is just what you are looking for.

This two-year programme trains you to become a fully qualified teacher in English language and culture in the Dutch secondary school system (ages 12+).

In the didactic modules of the first year, you will be introduced into all aspects of being a teacher. You will be brought up to speed with the latest innovations in education and the changing role of the teacher. During an extensive internship at a secondary school, you will teach classes, partly with the support of an experienced teacher. After some time, you will also run a class independently. In addition, you will do courses on linguistics and English literature.

When you finish this two-year programme, you will not only obtain an MA degree in Literature or Linguistics, but also a certificate that shows that you are a fully qualified teacher in the English language.

You can do this degree as a full-time or a part-time student.

NB. (Near) Native level of Dutch is highly recommended. 

Wil je je vakinhoudelijke kennis verdiepen, maar ook de vaardigheden leren om les te geven of op andere manieren informatie over te dragen? Dan is deze opleiding precies wat je zoekt.

De opleiding bestaat uit een didactisch en een vakinhoudelijk deel. In het didactische deel van het eerste jaar maak je uitgebreid kennis met alle aspecten van het beroep van leraar. Voor het vakinhoudelijke deel volg je vakken van het masterprogramma European Linguistics (Taalwetenschappen) en/of English Literature and Culture (Letterkunde).

Je leert over de laatste vernieuwingen in het onderwijs en de veranderende rol van de leraar. Tijdens een uitgebreide stage op een school voor voortgezet onderwijs geef je een serie lessen, waarvan aantal volledig zelfstandig. In het tweede jaar heb je een kleine aanstelling op een school voor voortgezet onderwijs. Eén dag in de week is bestemd voor colleges, mentorbijeenkomsten en groepsopdrachten.

Het afronden van dit tweejarige programma levert je naast een masterdiploma, ook een eerstegraads onderwijsbevoegdheid Engels op.

Je kunt dit programma zowel voltijds als deeltijd doen. Deeltijd houdt in dat je in overleg met de studieadviseur het programma kunt verspreiden over een langere periode. 
Lees hier meer over het verschil tussen de één- en tweejarige lerarenopleidingen aan de RUG

More about this programme
  • Testimonial of Student Amarinske Verkerk

    Student Amarinske Verkerk over de Educatieve Master

    – Student Amarinske Verkerk
  • Testimonial of Gea Hoornsman

    Schoolopleider Gea Hoornsman over docent zijn

    – Gea Hoornsman
  • Testimonial of Bovenbouwleerlingen Vwo

    Bovenbouwleerlingen VWO over de vraag wat een goede docent is

    – Bovenbouwleerlingen Vwo
  • Testimonial of Alexander de Ridder

    "The variation between theory and practice is one of the reasons I chose Groningen."

    Education has always captivated me. Instructing classes, interacting with students and attempting to convey communicative English has always been enjoyable for me.

    I am currently in the second semester of the Educational Master of English programme. So far it has been very challenging, yet practical and diverse. With one day a week at college, and three days in class, every day is unique. Six hours of teaching does not sound like much, but with preparations, colleges and class assignments, it is a full-time program that provides a fun, yet satisfying challenge every week. The variation between theory and practice is one of the reasons I chose Groningen. Every week we deal with subjects that I can apply directly in my classes.

    This Master ' s programme is great preparation for teaching. You construct lessons and reflect critically on yourself and others in detail, such as voice usage. If you are interested in education, I would recommend the RUG. They provide in-depth knowledge on many subjects of education.

    Close
    – Alexander de Ridder
  • Testimonial of Shirin Saïd

    The Master so far is very interesting and offers me exactly what knowledge I want. The professors are all specialized in different fields and they organize guest lectures from professors from all over the world.

    Even though I had gotten a lot of information about this programme when choosing a Master’s degree, I was pleasantly surprised with what it offered me. This Master is so diverse. You can choose courses from different programmes, for example English Literature & Culture, Writing Editing and Mediating, and Applied Linguistics. This allows you to create your own path and to specialize more in that which you value and find interesting. Personally, I have chosen many courses from Aplied Linguistics, as I find it useful to know how a second language is learned and to apply the knowledge to my own classes. This is why I find the Master especially useful as it equips you with not only teaching skills but also more knowledge of your choosing that could shape you as a teacher.

    The Master so far is very interesting and offers me exactly what knowledge I want. The professors are all specialized in different fields and they organize guest lectures from professors from all over the world. Tom Roeper from the University of Massachussets (UMass), for instance, gave a very interesting class on, among other things, the logic of learnability. Because of this, the university provides you with the best possible education you could wish for.

    Close
    – Shirin Saïd
  • Testimonial of Alexander de Ridder

    "The variation between theory and practice is one of the reasons I chose Groningen."

    Education has always captivated me. Instructing classes, interacting with students and attempting to convey communicative English has always been enjoyable for me.

    I am currently in the second semester of the Educational Master of English programme. So far it has been very challenging, yet practical and diverse. With one day a week at college, and three days in class, every day is unique. Six hours of teaching does not sound like much, but with preparations, colleges and class assignments, it is a full-time program that provides a fun, yet satisfying challenge every week. The variation between theory and practice is one of the reasons I chose Groningen. Every week we deal with subjects that I can apply directly in my classes.

    This Master ' s programme is great preparation for teaching. You construct lessons and reflect critically on yourself and others in detail, such as voice usage. If you are interested in education, I would recommend the RUG. They provide in-depth knowledge on many subjects of education.

    Close
    – Alexander de Ridder
  • Testimonial of Shirin Saïd

    The Master so far is very interesting and offers me exactly what knowledge I want. The professors are all specialized in different fields and they organize guest lectures from professors from all over the world.

    Even though I had gotten a lot of information about this programme when choosing a Master’s degree, I was pleasantly surprised with what it offered me. This Master is so diverse. You can choose courses from different programmes, for example English Literature & Culture, Writing Editing and Mediating, and Applied Linguistics. This allows you to create your own path and to specialize more in that which you value and find interesting. Personally, I have chosen many courses from Aplied Linguistics, as I find it useful to know how a second language is learned and to apply the knowledge to my own classes. This is why I find the Master especially useful as it equips you with not only teaching skills but also more knowledge of your choosing that could shape you as a teacher.

    The Master so far is very interesting and offers me exactly what knowledge I want. The professors are all specialized in different fields and they organize guest lectures from professors from all over the world. Tom Roeper from the University of Massachussets (UMass), for instance, gave a very interesting class on, among other things, the logic of learnability. Because of this, the university provides you with the best possible education you could wish for.

    Close
    – Shirin Saïd
  • Testimonial of Alexander de Ridder

    "The variation between theory and practice is one of the reasons I chose Groningen."

    Education has always captivated me. Instructing classes, interacting with students and attempting to convey communicative English has always been enjoyable for me.

    I am currently in the second semester of the Educational Master of English programme. So far it has been very challenging, yet practical and diverse. With one day a week at college, and three days in class, every day is unique. Six hours of teaching does not sound like much, but with preparations, colleges and class assignments, it is a full-time program that provides a fun, yet satisfying challenge every week. The variation between theory and practice is one of the reasons I chose Groningen. Every week we deal with subjects that I can apply directly in my classes.

    This Master ' s programme is great preparation for teaching. You construct lessons and reflect critically on yourself and others in detail, such as voice usage. If you are interested in education, I would recommend the RUG. They provide in-depth knowledge on many subjects of education.

    Close
    – Alexander de Ridder
  • Testimonial of Shirin Saïd

    The Master so far is very interesting and offers me exactly what knowledge I want. The professors are all specialized in different fields and they organize guest lectures from professors from all over the world.

    Even though I had gotten a lot of information about this programme when choosing a Master’s degree, I was pleasantly surprised with what it offered me. This Master is so diverse. You can choose courses from different programmes, for example English Literature & Culture, Writing Editing and Mediating, and Applied Linguistics. This allows you to create your own path and to specialize more in that which you value and find interesting. Personally, I have chosen many courses from Aplied Linguistics, as I find it useful to know how a second language is learned and to apply the knowledge to my own classes. This is why I find the Master especially useful as it equips you with not only teaching skills but also more knowledge of your choosing that could shape you as a teacher.

    The Master so far is very interesting and offers me exactly what knowledge I want. The professors are all specialized in different fields and they organize guest lectures from professors from all over the world. Tom Roeper from the University of Massachussets (UMass), for instance, gave a very interesting class on, among other things, the logic of learnability. Because of this, the university provides you with the best possible education you could wish for.

    Close
    – Shirin Saïd
Facts & Figures
Degree
MA in Opleiding tot leraar voortgezet onderwijs van de eerste graad in Engelse Taal en Cultuur
Croho code
60632
Course type
Educational master
Language of instruction
Dutch (40%), English (60%)
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Start
February, SeptemberFebruary, September
Programme form
full-time, part-time
Faculty
Arts

Tegemoetkoming studiekosten

Lees hier meer over de  eenmalige tegemoetkoming in de studiekosten voor onderwijsmasters  van het Ministerie van Onderwijs.