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English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics PgCert, PGDip, MA

English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics PgCert, PGDip, MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Linguistics English Language Teaching English Language

Course type


Course Summary

This course can extend your existing knowledge of applied linguistics so you learn to effectively teach English as a foreign language. This Master’s programme provides specialist professional development for English Language teachers - or teachers to be - with a focus on both the theory and practice of teaching English as a Foreign Language (ELT/TESOL) in a variety of contexts - for example from lower intermediate (B1) level in adult settings in the UK to higher intermediate level (B2) in Higher Education settings in China or Nigeria, depending on the learners’ needs and wants. Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced teacher, students engage in innovative teaching techniques and digital learning tools, such as learning to learn with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). You will observe English classes within the University and undertake microteaching practice. You will also have the opportunity to volunteer to teach English to adults and/or teach your own language on the Linguae Mundi programme as a paid placement. This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies: CMI (Chartered Management Institute). The course is designed to improve your teaching abilities, developing your understanding of the theory and practice of English language learning and teaching and knowledge of English as it is spoken and written in the UK and the rest of the world.

In addition to classroom teaching, this course should provide you with the chance to develop skills to perform roles such as materials developer, resource manager and examiner. It can also lead to a variety of careers associated with teaching English or the use of English Language, including education management, academic consultancy, journalism, information management and human resources, among others. Recognised the world over as evidence of advanced skills and knowledge, a Master's degree can assist you to secure professional advancement. It can provide access to senior management posts in both private and state educational institutions around the world.

Different course options

Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students should hold a good honours degree (2:2 or above). Applicants with degrees other than English can also apply.

University information

Coventry University is famed for its top-class student support facilities, including the Jaguar Centre, which was designed specifically to support postgraduate students. Postgraduate courses are offered in an array of subjects like Creative Writing, Social Work, Financial Management, Aerospace Engineering and Psychology. You can gain a postgraduate qualification through teaching, online learning or research. Options include: Certificate...more