Taught course

Applied Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Institution
York St John University · Centre for Languages and Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Candidates for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA programme must normally possess a degree (normally 2.1) of an approved University or Institution. An equivalent qualification acceptable to York St John University.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Masters programme in Applied Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at York St John University gives you the opportunity to reflect on the similarities between your experience of learning and/or teaching English and the work of other applied linguists, including: translators and interpreters, speech and language therapists, dictionary writers, literacy teachers, language planners and forensic linguists.

The programme is designed for both qualified and intending teachers of English to speakers of other languages. It attracts students from different parts of the world, who bring with them a diverse mix of educational backgrounds and experiences. This gives us a chance to increase our cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of teaching and learning contexts globally. Furthermore, using online forums, we aim to provide practical opportunities for you to interact with language professionals around the world.

We critically reflect on theories of, and research into, the problem of how best to learn and teach an additional language. We aim to help you improve your own research skills and encourage you to present and publish your findings to the English language teaching and applied linguistics community.

You will be taught by an experienced team of staff, including the authors of a ground-breaking new introduction to applied linguistics aimed at advanced students of the discipline (Hall, Smith & Wicaksono, 2011).

Our students tell us that the York St John University MA Applied Linguistics: TESOL is a challenging and useful experience. I look forward to welcoming you onto our programme in the near future.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English should have IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in the individual components, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/finance/finance-department/tuition-fees.aspx
International students
http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/finance/finance-department/tuition-fees.aspx

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Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
60 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Helen Sauntson
Email
h.sauntson@yorksj.ac.uk
Phone
01904 876880