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Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - MA

Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tesol (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages) Linguistics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides teachers with advanced knowledge of linguistics related to language pedagogy, informed by research and scholarship, to enhance, develop and inform an understanding of language learning and classroom practice. The programme is offered by the Department of English Language & Linguistics, and benefits from staff expertise in areas of linguistics that inform classroom practice (such as syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics and phonetics), raising awareness of these fields and applying them to TESOL. Students gain an understanding of the theory, methodology and interdisciplinary nature of TESOL, as well as a firm foundation in linguistics. Practical teaching opportunities are a feature of the programme, including teaching to peer groups and international students from other programmes. There is also the opportunity to visit a local language college and observe classes. Students begin by studying eight modules across the Autumn and Spring terms, before writing a 12,000-word dissertation over the summer, supervised by an expert in the department. The programme is an ideal for teachers aiming to improve their understanding and abilities in communicating across the barriers of language and those who wish to build an international dialogue.

This program aims to provide TESOL practitioners with advanced knowledge of linguistics related to language pedagogy, informed by research and scholarship, which will enhance, develop and inform their understanding of language learning and classroom practice; to produce graduates who will contribute locally, nationally and internationally to the TESOL community; to prepare students to be more effective in the TESOL classroom; to provide students with teaching and training which is informed by research, scholarship, practice and experience. Postgraduate work in English Language and Linguistics prepares you for a range of careers where an in-depth understanding of how language functions is essential. These include speech and language theory, audiology, teaching, publishing, advertising, journalism, public relations, company training, broadcasting, forensic and computational work, and the civil or diplomatic services.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module will consider the reasons for using teaching materials, who should design them and how they should be designed. Frameworks will be applied to critically evaluate commercially produced materials for their authenticity and their appropriacy for specific groups of learners and the contexts in which they are taught. Where materials are considered to be inappropriate for a specific context, students will gain the skills to adapt existing materials or create their own.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.