Taught course

Applied Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Institution
University of Kent · School of European Culture and Languages
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.

A minimum of one-year full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience in TESOL.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme is offered by the Department of English Language & Linguistics, and benefits from staff expertise in areas of linguistics that inform classroom practice (such as syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics and phonetics), raising awareness of these fields and applying them to TESOL. Students gain an understanding of the theory, methodology and interdisciplinary nature of TESOL, as well as a firm foundation in linguistics.

Practical teaching opportunities are a feature of the programme, including teaching to peer groups and international students from other programmes. There is also the opportunity to visit a local language college and observe classes.

Students begin by studying eight modules across the Autumn and Spring terms, before writing a 12,000-word dissertation over the summer, supervised by an expert in the department.

The programme is an ideal for teachers aiming to improve their understanding and abilities in communicating across the barriers of language and those who wish to build an international dialogue.

Information for international students

International applicants for whom English is not their first language must have IELTS overall 7.0 with at least 6.0 for each component.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Subject Enquiries
Email
seclpgadmin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 816119