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Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA

UK

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What will I learn?

Overview

The Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA is a Master’s programme devised specifically for experienced language teachers who wish to engage with current research and theory in language education and linguistics from the perspective of pedagogy, policy and practice in the ELT profession and beyond. The course offers you an excellent opportunity to enhance your understanding of applied linguistics research and explore the potential career pathways this can open up for language teaching practitioners. You will be able to select from a wide range of specialist subject areas, including both practice-oriented modules (including EAP, Teacher Education, Language Assessment, Materials Development) and more theory-oriented modules (Multilingualism, Migration & Diversity, Language and Power) designed to promote a critical and nuanced understanding of current issues in language and language pedagogy.

Course detail

The Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA course offers you opportunities to explore current research and specialist areas such as teacher education, materials development, teaching English for academic purposes, management and evaluation in ELT and intercultural studies. You will study required modules covering language-teaching methodology and curriculum design, linguistic analysis for language teaching, issues in second language development and language in use (sociolinguistics, and aspects of second language learning) and research methods. We also place emphasis on the notion of informed teaching. To do so we examine the value for teachers to mediate between theory and practice in constructing personal pedagogies. For experienced language teachers who want to reflect upon and further develop their understanding of the various theoretical and practical issues that impact on the field of language learning and teaching.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment. You will be assessed through a combination of essays, language analysis tasks, exams and oral presentations. Most optional modules are assessed by a 3,500-word essay. The dissertation will be assessed by one 15,000-word extended piece of writing.

Career prospects

Many of our graduates from the Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA course choose to remain in higher education and go on to follow MPhil/PhD pathways. Many of our graduates also go on to pursue careers in many related fields, including publishing, language planning and policy, educational management and teacher education.

Which department am I in?

School of Education, Communication and Society

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,740.00 (US$ 24,285) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Waterloo Campus

Stamford Street,

Southwark,

London,

SE1 8WA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the United States of America will be considered. Grades may vary depending upon the course chosen.

For international students

Students should have 2:1 class honours degree is usually required in a relevant subject (including, but not limited to, a modern foreign language, English, Education, Linguistics, etc.). If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip). In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill. TOEFL iBT score of 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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