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Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Linguistics Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)

Course type


Course Summary

Our course provides theories and methods in teaching English as a second language and develops your research skills, enhancing your professional performance in the future.

About this course

The course allows you to improve or update your knowledge and understanding of teaching English as a foreign or second language. It has a strong emphasis on:

language learning
interaction in second language classrooms and wider settings
teacher development
engagement in learning and with technology.

What you'll learn

By the end of the course you will be familiar with current developments in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In particular, you will develop your knowledge of:

language learning
features of communication in a range of settings
teaching methodology

The course is available to:

those with teaching experience (in-service)
those without teaching experience (pre-service)
lecturers at higher education institutions

Your development

Research project

As part of the course you will carry out a research project. This encourages you to explore teaching and learning issues through collecting and analysing data. Our research methods module will provide you with a range of research tools and training.

To ensure a positive learning experience, a variety of support is available, focusing on:

critical thinking
academic writing


This module introduces students to the key concepts, basic principles and approaches in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). It introduces the latest development in teaching and learning in the classroom. Students will gain knowledge and understanding through a combination of pre-session tasks, lectures, seminars, observations, peer teaching and collaborative learning. Topics covered in this module include principles and techniques of teaching the four language skills, teaching vocabulary and grammar, lesson planning, and use of authentic materials. At the end of the module students will be able to plan and deliver a TESOL lesson to peers.

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: English language; English literature; linguistics a similar related subject. We will also consider your application if you have: two years of full time language teaching experience and a lower degree classification or a degree that is not English/language-related.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more