The MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is aimed at graduate teachers and other English Language Teaching professionals with at least two years´ English language teaching experience who wish to further their academic and professional development.
This degree will provide you with:
•A critical understanding of key issues and debates in many areas of applied linguistics and of how these relate to English Language Teaching.
•A body of knowledge that will enhance your ability to undertake language teaching at a range of levels in different cultural and institutional contexts.
•The ability to reflect, analyse and critically evaluate language teaching and learning concepts and theories, and to understand and examine the assumptions underlying different classroom practices.
•The skills to undertake effective practitioner research in your specific area of interest.
We are one of the longest established providers of postgraduate studies in Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the UK. On this course you will join teachers from all over the world. You will also benefit from our active involvement in research in different areas of Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
If you have a particular interest in lexis (vocabulary), you can specialize in Lexical Studies. This involves taking both the ´Words and Dictionaries´ and ´Corpus Approaches to Lexis´ modules and writing your Dissertation on a related topic. This entitles you to an MA in ´Applied Linguistics and TESOL with Lexical Studies´ when you graduate.
The information included on this webpage is indicative of the courses provided by the University of Leicester. Due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website and Terms and Conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information before submitting an application.
At least a relevant second class honours degree - or its equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above)
You should normally be a teacher or working in the English Language Teaching field with two years’ teaching experience.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6.0 in each component score. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Language in Society
Phonology and Pronunciation
Second Language Teaching
Second Language Learning
Option modules, choose one option module from:
Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers
Words and Dictionaries
Plus two option modules from:
Corpus Approaches to Lexis
Language Testing and Assessment
Materials Design and Development
Psychological Issues in Language Learning
In your third term you will undertake a dissertation in a subject of your choice. You will be supervised by a member of staff with expertise in your chosen area who will guide and support you.
The field of English language teaching is increasingly competitive and many organisations see a Masters level qualification as an essential requirement. Many of our graduates go on to gain promotion in their existing jobs or to move on to more senior or challenging posts. This course is a powerful vehicle for both personal and professional development.
Education CPD+ offers a range of professional development opportunities for practicing teachers, and we offer Masters courses with a focus on Learning and Teaching, Educational Leadership, TESOL and Applied Linguistics.
Our PhD and EdD opportunities are very popular with those wishing to pursue a particular research interest at doctoral level.
We are committed to training and developing outstanding teachers. We are proud to be able to support the career progression of so many teachers through the courses we offer, many of whom started their journey with us as PGCE students.
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