University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

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

This course delivers advanced training in the theory and techniques of applied linguistics with an emphasis on second language acquisition. We also have expertise in related disciplines including sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics, and in the field of TESOL we offer particular expertise in Academic Writing, ESP, Materials Design and Testing. Our graduates go on to advanced careers in TESOL all over the world. They also work in business, publishing, translation and interpreting.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree in English or a related subject and ideally 2 years of teaching experience. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, 6.0 in the other components, or equivalent.

Course modules

PgDip

Core modules: introduction to language and linguistics; English grammar; language teaching methodology; 2nd language acquisition; research methods; dissertation. Optional modules: materials design; English for specific purposes; theory and practice of language teaching; intercultural communication; language planning in education; current issues in 2nd language acquisition; language testing; researching writing in TESOL; discourse and genre analysis; corpus linguistics; sociolinguistics; world English; teaching practice.

MA

Core modules

Introduction to Language and Linguistics; English Grammar and Discourse; Language Teaching Methodology; Second Language Acquisition; Research Methods; Dissertation (MA only).

Examples of optional modules

Corpus Linguistics; Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition; Discourse and Genre Analysis; English for Specific Purposes; Intercultural Communication; Researching Writing in TESOL; Teaching Practice; Theory and Practice of Language Teaching; World Englishes.

Assessment methods

PgDip

Assessment depends on the module, but includes essay assignments and classroom coursework tasks. Students write their dissertation (MA only) over the summer.

MA

Assessment depends on the module, but includes essay assignments and classroom coursework tasks. You'll write your dissertation (MA only) over the summer.
If you don't complete the dissertation you'll be awarded a diploma.

Sponsorship information

There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by either the University or the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring. For details, see our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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