University of Liverpool

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Taught)

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Course summary

Overview We've designed this programme for teachers, teacher trainers and materials writers, researchers and administrators in the field of Foreign Language Teaching (particularly English as a Foreign Language). More particularly, the programme aims to:

  • Increase your awareness and knowledge of relevant areas of applied linguistics research and theory
  • Help you to apply relevant applied linguistics research and theory to the practicalities of language teaching
  • Assist you in developing a deeper understanding of current classroom methodology, as well as of current developments in testing, in course design and in materials development
  • Increase your awareness and knowledge of the latest approaches to language analysis, and of their potential for application to language teaching.
  • Normally you’ll need a first degree and relevant professional experience before applying for this programme.
Our academic staff have extensive experience of teaching internationally and working on projects and have active research interests and publications. Student feedback consistently indicates how much they appreciate our tutors’ friendly and patient support as well as their excellent academic and professional abilities. You’ll take six compulsory modules, along with two further module options from the selection below. There’ll also be a dissertation to write, normally on a subject related to the topics covered in the taught modules. Social activities As part of the programme, we arrange regular social outings for students and staff. The aim of such visits is to enable us to get to know each other in an informal setting and to visit local places of interest. We endeavour to ensure that each visit is free of charge to maximize participation.


How to apply

International applicants

International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international/countries/ for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. The University's English Language Centre provides tuition and arranges IELTS tests. For more information about this, and the specific entry requirements for this programmes/department, please visit www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-english-courses/.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a UK 2:1 first degree, usually in English, Linguistics or Education, but candidates who have studied other subjects may be considered. A minimum of 12 months teaching experience is required for this programme. If applicants do not have teaching experience they should apply for the MA in TESOL. International qualifications: Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10400 Year 1
Scotland £10400 Year 1
Wales £10400 Year 1
International £21400 Year 1

Additional fee information

For up to date fees visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/finance/pgt-fees/
Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at University of Liverpool - UCAS