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Applied Linguistics (TESOL) (15 months) MA

Applied Linguistics (TESOL) (15 months) MA

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Full time | Bedford Campus | 12 months | OCT-23

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages) Linguistics

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

This Master’s offers an advanced-level professional qualification for practising and aspiring teachers of English as a foreign language. It is designed for both native speakers and non-native speakers with a high level of English.

Through the course, you focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and second language learning; the methodology and techniques of language teaching; and the appropriate development of materials for language teaching and learning purposes. You also explore current issues in ELT and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of your interest.

The course offers you professional training and development, and includes practical classroom experience on placement, with observed and assessed teaching practice. On successful completion, you achieve Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Q status, meaning you are fully qualified in British Council terms.

Why choose this course?

  • Study at our Bedford campus, a small, thriving academic community where staff get to know you well and provide individual academic support
  • Access bespoke modern facilities for teacher training including our Teacher Education Centre with realistic mock classrooms, supported by advanced ICT resources
  • Develop excellent transferable skills in communication, literacy and research, in demand across a wide range of sectors
  • Benefit from the expertise of our Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), whose research is recognised as world leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021


Materials Development For Language Teaching And Learning (LNG025-6) - Core
Teaching Practice (LNG037-6) - Core
The Methodology Of Language Teaching (LNG012-6) - Core
Dissertation In Applied Linguistics And Elt (LNG035-6) - Core
The Language System And Language Teaching (LNG036-6) - Core
Exploring Research: Concepts And Methods (LNG004-6) - Core
Issues In Second Language Acquisitions (LNG020-6) - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. A recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience are advantageous but not a requirement.

University information

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern university with a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population that includes around 20,000 students from over 100 countries. It offers a wide variety of research-informed courses, which believes in nurturing students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens. Bedfordshire has campuses located in: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury The...more

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