MA Applied Linguistics (TESOL)

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    MA 12 – 15 months full-time and part-time

Course Description

Through the course, you focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and second language learning; the methodology and techniques of language teaching; and the appropriate development of materials for language teaching and learning purposes. You also explore current issues in ELT and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of your interest.

The course offers you professional training and development, and includes practical classroom experience on placement, with observed and assessed teaching practice. On successful completion, you achieve Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Q status, meaning you are fully qualified in British Council terms.

Why choose this course?

  • Study at our Bedford campus, a small, thriving academic community where staff get to know you well and provide individual academic support
  • Access bespoke modern facilities for teacher training including our Teacher Education Centre with realistic mock classrooms
  • Develop excellent transferable skills in communication, literacy and research, in demand across a wide range of sectors
  • Learn from research-active academics who are experts in their field, many of whom have published widely in their respective areas
  • Explore your own research interests in applied linguistics and TESOL including second-language acquisition; materials development for language learning and teaching; language assessment and testing
  • Benefit from the expertise of our Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), whose research is recognised as world leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Entry Requirements

UK applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. A recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience are advantageous but not a requirement.

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Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and from the University.

Student Destinations

On successful completion, you achieve Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Q status, meeting British Council standards and meaning you are qualified to teach EFL in the UK and internationally.

The course could also be a route to progression for developers of educational materials; assessment and examination/test paper writers; and researchers in applied linguistics.

A considerable number of our graduates have gone on to follow a PhD project with our staff and with the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), and some are currently employed by the University as visiting lecturers in EFL.

Graduates of this course have shown themselves to be highly competent and professional in whatever they have gone on to do.

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