Department of Language Education
The Department of Language Education (DLE) was established in 2018. However, its inception dates back to 2000, when the School of Education launched Postgraduate Diploma in Education in English Language Teaching (PGDE in ELT), the first program in English language education. The School subsequently introduced M Ed in ELT (One year) in 2003, M ED in ELT (Two years) in 2004, M Phil in English Language Education in 2013, B Ed in Chinese language Teaching in 2016, PhD in English Language Education in 2020.
The main aim of DLE is to produce human resources in the field of language education in order to contribute to language teaching, language teacher education, and research and language education policy. The Department also networks widely with similar departments and institutions to create synergy in bringing about timely changes in the field of language learning and education.
DLE has plans to introduce short-term teacher training, organize conferences, seminars and workshops on current and pertinent issues related to language education, and undertake research and publish quality reports, book chapters, and journal papers.
Programs currently under DLE include:
- PhD in English Language Education
- M Phil in English Language Education
- M ED in ELT 2 Years
- One-Year M Ed in ELT
- B Ed in Chinese language Teaching
The Department has made a significant contribution to the expansion of the School ever since the first ELT-related PhD program started in 2020. Similarly, M Ed in ELT paved the way for the launch of other Master's programs in the School.
The graduates of DLE are engaged in teaching, teacher education, educational management, government and NGO / INGO sectors, curriculum and material development, and international missions. The performance of most of them is reported to be significantly different in these sectors.