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

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

School of Languages and Global Studies

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

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  • Duration:

    Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two - Three years

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MA

Why study this programme?

TESOL with Applied Linguistics will enable you to develop the solid foundation of knowledge and the practical skills you need to teach English to non-native speakers of the language.

This postgraduate degree course will equip you with a thorough grounding in teaching methodology, classroom management, an in-depth knowledge of lexis, grammar and phonology, and the way in which language is learned. It will also help you to develop the analytical and reflective skills you need to continue to develop as a professional.

English is the world’s foremost language, and literally millions are learning it. Teaching English is a truly rewarding and fulfilling career, and one which will enable you to travel widely and come into contact with other cultures. There is an increasing demand for well-qualified TESOL professionals around the world.


2016 National Student Survey

English Language and TESOL courses at UCLan were rated in the top 10 for overall satisfaction on the course and second in the UK for academic support by students who completed the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a lower second-class honours degree is usually required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate appropriate teaching experience in language education (typically at least 1-2 years) and/or a pre-service certificate (Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert. TESOL or equivalent). Non-native English speakers will require an English level of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent), with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores.

Programme at a Glance

Full time

Compulsory modules:

  • Language Analysis (20 credits)
  • Methodology in TESOL (20 Credits)
  • Second Language Acquisition (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 Credits)

Optional Modules:

  • Course and Materials Design (20 credits)
  • Testing and Assessment in TESOL (20 credits)
  • Teaching Language through Literature (20 credits)
  • Student Initiated Module in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (20 credits)
  • Language in Interaction (20 credits)
  • Teaching English for Academic and Specific Purposes (20 credits)
  • Corpus-Informed Language Teaching ) (20 credits)
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning (20 credits)
  • World Englishes (20 credits)
  • TESOL Work Placement (20 credits)

Part time

Compulsory modules (Year 1):

  • Language Analysis (20 credits)
  • Methodology in TESOL (20 Credits)
  • Second Language Acquisition (20 credits)

Optional Modules (Year 2):

  • Course and Materials Design (20 credits)
  • Testing and assessment in TESOL (20 credits)
  • Teaching Language through Literature (20 credits)
  • Student Initiated Module in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (20 credits)
  • Language in Interaction (20 credits)
  • Teaching English for Academic and Specific Purposes (20 credits)
  • Corpus-Informed Language Teaching (20 credits)
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning (20 credits)
  • World Englishes (20 credits)
  • TESOL Work Placement (20 credits)

Compulsory modules (year 2/3):

  • Dissertation (60 Credits)

Postgraduate Advice Event

The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

TESOL with Applied Linguistics combines a focus on principles and theories with a concern to help you develop practical skills, and is taught by people who are both academic researchers, practitioners and teacher-trainers in their own right. It covers methodology, second language learning and acquisition, and language analysis.


 

Doing the MA has made me realise how much I enjoy teaching EFL and I believe having it will open doors for me to travel and work in different countries and perhaps one day be a teacher trainer myself

Caroline Harris

 


 

You have to complete a total of nine modules (180 credits) of which the dissertation makes up a triple module. The core of this postgraduate course covers three key areas: language teaching methodology, how second languages are learned or acquired, and the study of language itself. You will also complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic which you have a desire to investigate. You will have structured input on research methods and be allocated a supervisor to support your research.

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £6,300 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,050 per 20 credits for first 120 credits studied (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.

View further information

Industry Links

We have great links with employers within the world of ELT and regularly advertise jobs and job fairs. Employers also visit the campus on a regular basis.

Learning Environment and Assessment

You will have a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops, with approximately eight hours of class contact per week. A student-centred approach is emphasised in the teaching and learning process. You will be expected to prepare thoroughly for all classes. 

The course combines a focus on principles and theories with a concern to help you develop practical skills. It is taught by people who are both academic researchers, practitioners and teacher-trainers in their own right. We have a range of experience in a number of teaching contexts around the world.

You will complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic which you have a desire to investigate and will be encouraged to present your findings at UCLan postgraduate conferences, in refereed journals and at international conferences in the field, such as IATEFL and NATESOL.

We regularly host internationally-renowned guest speakers for talks and conferences on campus. See the video of Professor Rod Ellis below for an example.

Opportunities

We currently have graduates working in ELT positions in a variety of countries, including the UK, Japan, Malaysia, China, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. We have a well-established network of alumni and are able to put students in contact with graduates around the world. We also regularly offer work opportunities within the UCLan Language Academy or at partner institutions.

We regularly offer work opportunities whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. This may involve teaching EFL/EAP on campus within the UCLan Language Academy or at a partner institution. There are also opportunities, dependent upon you holding suitable qualifications and experience, to work on the marking or moderation of exam papers for the international English examinations that we produce and quality assure for other organisations. Find out more about SOLLIS Exams and English Language Testing.

Once students have completed the MA, they may wish to consider undertaking PhD research.