University of York

University of York

Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching

This programme is for those who are interested in pursuing a Master's relating to TESOL and who will have the equivalent of at least 1 year's full-time English teaching experience by the time the course starts. This experience of teaching can be with any age of learner, and any stages of learning and should normally have been undertaken after you have obtained your 1st degree.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 or international equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants' 1st degree should be in a related subject, such as language, linguistics or education, with a substantial component of English. Applicants should also have the equivalent of at least 1 year's full-time English teaching experience by the time the course starts; this experience of teaching can be with any age of learner, and any stages of learning. This teaching experience is normally undertaken after you have obtained your 1st degree. Teacher training internships, casual private tutoring and holiday camps are not normally sufficient. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Modules include: Language for education; research methods in language learning and teaching; teaching and learning language; language curriculum design and evaluation; planning and communicating research; dissertation. Optional modules include: Bilingualism; citizenship education; cross-linguistic influences in second language acquisition; discourse analysis and language teaching; education and social justice; intercultural communication in education; learning and teaching 2nd language reading; teaching and assessing speaking skills; teaching and learning in schools; teaching world English; topics in 2nd language acquisition.

Assessment methods

Students will complete 4 assessed coursework essay assignments (each 4,000 to 5,000 words in length); an exam in research methods in language learning and teaching; an assessed presentation, dissertation outline, ethics audit and a dissertation of 12,000 words based on a small-scale research study.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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