Durham University

Durham University

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

The English Language Centre's MA in Applied Linguistics for TESOL programme offers excellent opportunities for experienced language teachers to develop careers in English language teaching. The programme is designed for anyone with an interest in the wider aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, combining innovative classroom practices with an understanding of issues such as language structure and research methodology.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree (a UK 2.1 or equivalent) plus at least 2 years English language teaching experience.

Course modules

Core Modules:
Language Teaching Methodology,
Second Language Development: Perspectives for Teaching,
Basic Research Methods (non-credit bearing),
Language for Teaching,
Advanced Teaching Practice: The Reflective Practitioner.
Optional Modules:
Previous optional modules have included:

Advanced Research Methods,
Evaluation and Assessment,
Teaching English for Academic Purposes,
Teacher Training, Development and Education,
World Englishes,
English for Specific Purposes,
ELT Materials Development and Evaluation,
Discourse, Texts and TESOL,
English Language Teaching Management,
Teaching Young Learners,
Pragmatics and the Language Classroom.
You can also choose to study an optional module offered to students across the University as one of your four options:

Expert English,
Foreign Language.

Assessment methods

The focus throughout the programmes is on independent learning and student engagement, with students expected to participate in presentations, micro-teaching and the like. The average weekly number of contact hours over the first two terms is 12, with students filling the remaining time with reading, class preparation and assignments. The course is completed by a 15,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

Contact: 
English Language Centre
Telephone number: 
0191 334 2236