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.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

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

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 - 12 Months

Campus details

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

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