University of Essex
This course explores the results of recent empirical studies of 2nd language acquisition, focusing on how learners develop L2 knowledge and what role classroom practice plays in that development; students learn to apply the insights of current linguistic theory in understanding and explaining non-native language acquisition.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 with 6 in writing or TOEFL iBT 88.
Core modules: Dissertation; assignment writing and dissertation preparation; language learning; research methods 1; research methods 2. Optional modules include: Foundations of computer assisted language learning; graduate research assignment; individual differences in L2 learning; introduction to English language teaching methodology 1; introduction to English language teaching methodology 2; introduction to teaching English for academic purposes; literature and language teaching; materials design and evaluation; 2nd language vocabulary (learning, teaching and use); teaching English to young learners (principles and practice); teaching, listening and speaking; the role of age in bilingual development; topics in the psychology of language learning and teaching.
Written coursework, class tests and practical testing, dissertation.
Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,350 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 2,225 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 5,375 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Department of Language and Linguistics