The MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL provides professional development and training in applied linguistics appropriate to more experienced teachers of English, including:
-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 and 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 ability to analyse language in use from different perspectives relevant to language teaching and learning.
-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.
We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide our distance learning students. Our award-winning library has world-class facilities for distance learning students. You will have full access to our other support services and will be assigned a personal tutor. Our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, offers a wide range of study support material, and you will have the opportunity to join an interactive web-based community of fellow students around the world.
If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.
Second Language Teaching and Learning
Description of English
Language, Discourse and Society
Two option modules
Plus your Dissertation
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) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal
) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)
Applicants should normally be teachers or others working in the ELT field, with at least a second class honours degree plus two years teaching experience. You must also meet the university's English language requirements (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).