Taught course

Applied Linguistics with English for Academic Purposes

Institution
University of Essex · International Academy
Qualifications
Diploma

Entry requirements

A minimum of a third class degree or equivalent. Three-year higher education qualification from a recognised institution, minimum of lower second classification, or equivalent. For applicants whose native tongue is not English, a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 with 5.0 in the writing or TOEFL 520 (paper-based) or 68 (internet-based), with 3.5 in writing or equivalent.

Graduate Diploma

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics with English for Academic Purposes provides you with the opportunity to combine English language and academic skills with key areas of applied linguistics. Our applied linguistics modules examine topics related to second language acquisition and learning, and the principles of teaching English as a foreign language. They also deal with the relationship between learning a first and a second language, language aptitude, language teaching methods, techniques, materials and testing. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma, at the required level, will normally qualify you for entry to an appropriate Masters-level course in our Department of Language and Linguistics.

Our International Academy offers some of the best routes for international students to enter higher education in the UK. Our innovative courses and programmes have proved very successful with international students and have also attracted home students because of the distinctive learning environment we offer.

Studying at university is exciting and rewarding, enabling you to study new and fascinating subjects in ways that may be different from those you have previously experienced. If you are an international student, you may find that the education system in the UK is slightly different from other countries and, sometimes, that the transition to the British system can be challenging. Our courses help you to settle in and adapt to life in the UK.

Information for international students

For applicants whose native tongue is not English, a minimum score of IELTS 5.5.

Qualification and course duration

Diploma

full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Name
International Academy
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872217