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Master of Arts in Teaching Literature in a Second Language Context
Applications are invited for the above programme of study to be conducted by the Postgraduate Instituteof English (PGIE), the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL).
The PGIE’s MA in TLSC is a unique programme and is currently the only Master of Arts programme dedicated to the Teaching of Literature (in a Second Language Context) (TLSC) available anywhere across the region. Since its inauguration in 2014, the programme has attracted a wide range of students teaching literature at state universities and private higher educational institutes, officials in education administration, and teachers from government, private, and international schools from all parts of Sri Lanka.
Who is this program for?
Teachers of English language and literature seeking to improve their skills and understanding of literature
Those seeking a formal qualification in literary studies
Those who teach literature but have limited formal training
Anyone seeking a deeper and richer engagement with literature, critical literary reading, literary theory and the theory and practice of teaching literature
Foundational Skills and Concepts
PGP8101 Academic Writing
PGP8304 Reading Critically
PGP9401 Basic Literary Concepts and Introduction to Literary Theory
Literature and Criticism
PGP9402 The Novel and Short Fiction
PGP9501 Pedagogical Issues in Teaching Literature
PGP9301 Assessment and Evaluation in Literature
PGP8306 Teaching Literature in an English Language Teaching Context
PGPA601 Research Methodology
PGPA401 Research Communication
Dissertation PGPAK01 Dissertation
The MA in TLSC requires successful completion of all four clusters and a pass for the dissertation. It takes a minimum of 2 years to complete.The PG.Dip in TLSC requires successful completion of clusters 1, 2, and 3. It takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.
Four (04) years’ Bachelor’s degree in English or English Language Teaching
A three (03) year Bachelor’s degree in Arts with English as a subject
A minimum of two (02) years’ experience in English Literature or Language teaching
A three (03) year Bachelor’s degree in the English medium
A minimum of three (03) years’ experience in teaching English Literature at G.C.E. O/L or A/L or equivalent standard at a recognized institution
An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka
Relevant teaching experience
In addition to the above qualifications, applicants with extensive teaching experience and qualifications recognized by the Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework (SLQF) equivalent to those specified above will be considered.