Taught course

Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Institution
University of Leicester · School of Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally be teachers or others working in the ELT field, with at least a second class honours degree or its equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above) plus two years' teaching experience. Those who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to GCSE Grade C, IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 paper/IBT90 (including a minimum of 4.0 in the TWE); Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above. A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in each of the four skills is required.

Months of entry

September, April

Course content

The MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is aimed at graduate teachers and other English Language Teaching professionals with at least two years' English language teaching experience who wish to further their academic and professional development.

This degree will provide you with:

  • A critical understanding of key issues and debates in many areas of applied linguistics and of how these relate to English Language Teaching.
  • A body of knowledge that will enhance your ability to undertake language teaching at a range of levels in different cultural and institutional contexts.
  • The ability to reflect, analyse and critically evaluate language teaching and learning concepts and theories, and to understand and examine the assumptions underlying different classroom practices.
  • The skills to undertake effective practitioner research in your specific area of interest.

We are one of the longest established providers of postgraduate studies in Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the UK. On this course you will join teachers from all over the world. You will also benefit from our active involvement in research in different areas of Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Start dates

Campus Based: September each year

Distance Learning: September and April each year.

Fees and funding

Most students finance their postgraduate studies from a combination of sources, including loans, employer sponsorship, scholarships, personal savings and part-time work.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
30 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 229 7552