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Course content

This course will give you an excellent grounding in the central areas of linguistics and includes a foundation in applied language study. You will also focus on the practical and theoretical aspects of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). While you are with us, you’ll follow a study programme designed for professional development, including seminars, site visits and opportunities for informal teaching practice. Work experience is preferred, but not required

Key benefits:

- Combines theoretical insights in language teaching and learning with practical applications
- Excellent graduate employment opportunities
- Benefit from our extensive expertise in TESOL, Linguistics and the Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/tesol-and-applied-linguistics

Course detail

This course combines theoretical insights in English language teaching (ELT) and learning with practical applications to specified contexts.


The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical classes, student-led seminars, discussion of research papers, interactive group work and student discovery, analysis, reflection and evaluation. Self-access work also features on the programme.

Full-time study requires full–time attendance over a 12 month period (October to September). Part-time study allows students to complete the course over three years. There is no distance learning option for the course.

Semester 1

You will take two core modules.

- Language Structure and Use (30 credits)
- Second Language Learning and Teaching

Semester 2

You will take two core modules.

- Materials and Technology
- Research Methods for TESOL and Applied Linguistics (30 credits)

Semester 3

For the full Masters qualification a dissertation is required (12-15,000 words)


Assessment is through a combination of of essay based and practical coursework, the application of theory to practical settings and students’ own teaching and learning contexts, data analysis and problem solving, materials development and/or critique projects, mini-research projects and critical evaluation of published research.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this course frequently go on to work as English language teachers, directors of studies and education managers in schools, colleges and universities. Employers of our previous graduates include the University of Liverpool, the University of Manchester, various other universities across the globe, state schools, private language schools, further education colleges, education agencies. Some students may go on to further study by research (MPhil), or a doctorate (PhD).

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MA / PG Dip TESOL and Applied Linguistics page on the University of Salford website for more details!





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