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4056F - Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

Our course provides theories and methods in teaching English as a second language. It also develops your research skills, enhancing your professional performance in the future.

Overview

Our Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA will improve or update your knowledge and understanding of teaching English as a foreign or second language.

It has a strong emphasis on:

  • language learning
  • interaction in second language classrooms and wider settings
  • teacher development
  • engagement in learning and with technology

The course is available to:

  • those with teaching experience (in-service)
  • those without teaching experience (pre-service)
  • lecturers at higher education institutions

You'll be taught by expert staff with experience of teaching English around the world. Our range of optional modules allow you to build your own course matching your individual interests

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What you'll learn

By the end of the Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA you'll be familiar with current developments in applied linguistics and TESOL. In particular, you'll develop your knowledge of:

  • language learning
  • features of communication in a range of settings
  • teaching methodology

Most modules last one semester.

The course consists of three main parts:

  • compulsory modules (60 credits)
  • optional modules (60 credits)
  • research project (60 credits)

Optional modules include a wide range of modules in TESOL and applied linguistics, as well as linguistics and education. You can build the course to match your individual interests and/or future career needs.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Research project

As part of the course you'll carry out a research project. This encourages you to explore teaching and learning issues through collecting and analysing data. Our research methods module will provide you with a range of research tools and training.

To ensure a positive learning experience, a variety of support is available, focusing on:

  • expectations
  • critical thinking
  • academic writing

Your future

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Deborah Elliott
Programme Secretary
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6377
Email: TESOL@ncl.ac.uk

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