University of Warwick

University of Warwick

English Language Teaching

This course develops students' specialised knowledge, skills and understanding in the field of English language teaching and applied linguistics, enabling them to enhance their practical professional development and expertise, and engage in relevant research; it has 5 strands and can be taken with specialisms in the following areas: information communication technology and multimedia; English for specific purposes; English to young learners; and testing and assessment; the programme is aimed at teachers with at least 2 year's professional experience

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 degree in a field related to language, English or education; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading and writing components); or TOEFL (iBT) 92 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Term 1: Applied linguistics and English language teaching (ELT) methodology; research methodology; plus 3 from: psychology of language classroom practices; psychology of 2nd language acquisition and learning; English as an international language; the grammar of English; text and discourse analysis; spoken English. Term 2: Professional practice in English language teaching; research methodology; plus 2 from: language curriculum evaluation; literature in English language teaching; teacher training; phonology and the teaching of pronunciation; management of educational institutions; computer assisted language learning; language testing; approaches to teaching grammar; approaches to teaching writing in English as a 2nd language; reading in a second language; cultural issues in ELT. Term 3: 5-week unit on research methodology; individual research and 15,000-word dissertation.

Assessment methods

Coursework, assignments and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 6,740 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 15,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

Key information

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