Taught course

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

Institution
King's College London · Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 class honours degree is usually required in a relevant subject (including, but not limited to, a modern foreign language, English, Education, Linguistics, etc.). If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA is a Master’s programme devised specifically for experienced language teachers who wish to engage with current research and theory in language education and linguistics from the perspective of pedagogy, policy and practice in the ELT profession and beyond.

The course offers you an excellent opportunity to enhance your understanding of applied linguistics research and explore the potential career pathways this can open up for language teaching practitioners. You will be able to select from a wide range of specialist subject areas, including both practice-oriented modules (including EAP, Teacher Education, Language Assessment, Materials Development) and more theory-oriented modules (Multilingualism, Migration & Diversity, Language and Power) designed to promote a critical and nuanced understanding of current issues in language and language pedagogy.

Key benefits

  • Expand your knowledge of current theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching, with lectures provided by research-active tutors.
  • Opportunities to develop professional expertise relevant to your career development in areas such as EAP, Materials Development, Language Testing and Assessment, Pragmatics and Teacher Education
  • Engage with cutting edge theory and research into the intersection between the language, culture and society as this relates to pedagogy, policy and practice.
  • Exchange ideas with other experienced language teaching professionals from many diverse linguistic and cultural contexts.
  • Excellent tutorial support and extensive programme-specific training in research methods and academic writing.
  • The Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication, with which you will automatically be affiliated during your time as a student, forms part of the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Taught Programmes Officer
Email
claire.cooper@kcl.ac.uk