University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

This programme is aimed at graduate teachers and other English language teaching professionals with at least 2 years' English language teaching experience who wish to further their academic and professional development. This degree will provide a critical understanding of key issues and debates in many areas of applied linguistics and of how these relate to English language teaching and will provide: a body of knowledge that will enhance the ability to undertake language teaching at a range of levels in different cultural and institutional contexts; the ability to reflect, analyse and critically evaluate language teaching and learning concepts and theories, and to understand and examine the assumptions underlying different classroom practices; the skills to undertake effective practitioner research in a specific area of interest. If campus-based students have a particular interest in lexis (vocabulary), they can specialise in lexical studies. This involves taking both the 'words and dictionaries' and 'corpus approaches to lexis' modules and writing the dissertation on a related topic. This entitles students to an MA in 'Applied Linguistics and TESOL with Lexical Studies' when they graduate.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally be teachers or others working in the English language training field, with at least a 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent plus 2 years teaching experience; those who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to GCSE Grade C, IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 paper/IBT90 (including a minimum of 4.0 in the TWE); Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above; a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in each of the four skills is required.

Course modules

Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information.

Assessment methods

On campus teaching comprises lectures, seminars and workshops, with tutorial support. Assessment is through written assignments and some tests, presentations and project work, depending on the module. Students are encouraged to develop their transferable skills, including IT and oral presentation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,630 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,630 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (International) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (International) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 30 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 5164