Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA


King’s College London    Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Full time & Part time September MA One year FT, two years PT. Fast track only available PT
Education (11) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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Immerse yourself in the world of language education with the Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA at King's College London. Tailored for experienced language teachers, this programme del ivers a comprehensive exploration of current research and theory in language education and linguistics. Choose from a diverse range of specialist modules, covering areas such as EAP, Teacher Education, Language Assessment, and Multilingualism. Enhance your understanding of applied linguistics research and unlock new career opportunities in the ELT profession and beyond. Benefit from engaging with cutting-edge theory and research, while exchanging ideas with professionals from diverse linguistic backgrounds. With a strong emphasis on practical expertise and academic writing skills, this programme equips you with the tools needed to excel in the field. Join a community of like-minded language enthusiasts and take your teaching career to new heights. Entry requirements include a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree or relevant work experience in language teaching. Embark on a transformative journey in language education with this dynamic MA programme.

About the course

The Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA is a Master's programme devised specifically for experienced language teachers (with a minimum of three years full-time teaching experience) who wish to engage with current research and theory in language education and linguistics from the perspective of pedagogy, policy and practice in the ELT profession and beyond. The course offers you an excellent opportunity to enhance your understanding of applied linguistics research and explore the potential career pathways this can open up for language teaching practitioners. You will be able to select from a wide range of specialist subject areas, including both practice-oriented modules (including EAP, Teacher Education, Language Assessment, Materials Development) and more theory-oriented modules (Multilingualism, Migration & Diversity, Language and Power) designed to promote a critical and nuanced understanding of current issues in language and language pedagogy. (If you do not have minimum three years' experience as a language teacher, please see our MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

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Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above.

If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip).

All applicants must also have experience equivalent to three years full-time in language teaching or a related post. Applicants who do not meet this requirement cannot be considered for this course.


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"The teaching and tutorial support far exceeded my expectations, and I relished being part of such a diverse and intellectually engaged cohort. A year later I began teaching at a university, where I have continued to grow professionally and reflect on the ideas we explored on the MA."