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Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) MA

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Overview

If you teach English to speakers of other languages and want to continue your personal and professional development, enhance your abilities and become an expert in your field, postgraduate study is your next step.

On this MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL degree course, you’ll take your qualifications to Master’s level – whether you choose to study full-time or part-time – and develop your expertise in fields that interest you the most.

You'll enhance your teaching skills too, so when you graduate, you'll be ready to take the next ambitious strides in your career.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Develop the skills needed to teach English around the world, to speakers of other languages
  • Expand your knowledge of the theories and methods used in linguistics
  • Unpick the hidden systems and bias in the use of language
  • Reflect on your teaching practice from theoretical and research-based perspectives

Work experience and career planning

If you're not already in work when you join us, our Careers and Employability service are on-hand to help you find relevant work experience during your course – and to help you find a great job when you graduate too.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

Teaching​

Teaching on this course is predominantly seminar based.

Our campus programme combines the opportunity for traditional classroom-based teaching, with the flexibility of distance learning.

How you're assessed​

You’ll be assessed through:

  • coursework
  • essays

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Previous students have gone on to work in universities in the UK and abroad, continued their studies, or taken on more advanced roles in their current place of work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.


Visit the Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) MA page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!

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