Taught course

Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching

Queen Mary, University of London · Languages, Linguistics and Film

Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in writing (or equivalent) required of overseas applicants whose first language is not English. (Students who do not meet the English entry requirements will be offered the Queen Mary Pre-Sessional Programme).

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable you to join the English language teaching community around the world in higher education, in private language schools and colleges, and, with an appropriate teaching qualification (dependent upon the regulations of the country in which you wish to teach), you may also be able teach in state schools.

On this course, you will learn the basic methods and theories of language teaching and language learning, which will provide a base from which you can then specialise in a number of areas according to your interests: optional modules allow you to specialise in curriculum design and materials evaluation, to focus on educational technologies and software, to explore the teaching of English in professional and academic contexts, or, for those with a non-language undergraduate degree, to work on some of the fundamentals of English language, grammar and vocabulary.

  • You will be encouraged to reflect on language learning strategies, in a real context, by becoming a learner yourself: as part of the programme, you are required to learn a foreign language for one semester.
  • You will be provided with opportunities to observe experienced English language teachers teaching in real classroom situations, and to reflect on best practice.
  • You will receive a thorough grounding in the theoretical aspects of language teaching and learning.
  • You will have opportunities to apply these theories by micro-teaching in a peer based environment.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Programme Administrator