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If you’re involved with any aspect of foreign language teaching, this course will further your theoretical understanding of language learning and give you a chance to develop your teaching skills.

Course Details

Core modules

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Discourse in Society
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Major Project

Optional modules

  • Materials and Course Design
  • Classroom Theory and Practice
  • Impacts of Migration
  • Language, Identity and Policy


You’ll show your understanding of theoretical issues and their practical application through a combination of portfolios, classroom observation tasks and critical essays. After completing your final module, you’ll also research and prepare a 15,000-word dissertation.



Cambridge is a beautiful and historic university city. With a student population of some 25,000, it also offers a young, vibrant and creative environment. The city is full of student bookshops, cafes, cinemas, art galleries, museums and an exceptional number of theatre and concert venues, both mainstream and experimental. London is within easy reach of Cambridge by train or coach.

Special features

This course is offered also via distance learning. On campus, all teaching takes place in the evening, enabling you to pursue paid employment during the day. Cambridge has an abundance of language schools, making it comparatively easy for those wishing to gain practical experience in language teaching to find part-time employment in this sector.

Visit the Applied Linguistics and TESOL - MA page on the Anglia Ruskin University website for more details!




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