University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Applied Linguistics (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

This course is for practising and aspiring teachers of English, designed for both native and non-native English speakers; the course offers a balance of theory and practice, and we focus on the real concerns of teachers working across the world; students focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and learning English as a 2nd or foreign language; and the methodology and techniques of language teaching and the appropriateness and development of EFL materials; students also examine various current issues in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of special interest; this course provides our students with the advanced level practical classroom experience so valued by employers worldwide; there are opportunities also to teach in countries all over the world at universities, colleges or private language schools; alternatively, students can continue their studies with us towards a PhD; finally for students with at least 2 years of experience, successful completion of the course means they achieve TEFL Q status (Q = fully qualified in British Council terms); graduates who start the course without teaching experience achieve TEFLi status on completion (i= initial).

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or a teaching qualification (eg certificate in TEFL); ideally some experience of teaching English as a foreign language; IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Areas of study students may cover on this course include: the language system and language teaching; the methodology of language teaching; exploring research: concepts and methods; issues in TEFL (theory); issues in TEFL (teaching practice).

Assessment methods

Coursework; project work; practical teaching.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 9,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,000 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01234 400400