University of Kent

Degree level: Postgraduate

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

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Course summary

Kent’s MA in Applied Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides teachers with advanced knowledge of linguistics related to language pedagogy, informed by research and scholarship, to enhance, develop and inform an understanding of language learning and classroom practice. The programme is offered by the Department of English Language & Linguistics, and benefits from staff expertise in areas of linguistics that inform classroom practice (such as syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics and phonetics), raising awareness of these fields and applying them to TESOL. Students gain an understanding of the theory, methodology and interdisciplinary nature of TESOL, as well as a firm foundation in linguistics. Practical teaching opportunities are a feature of the programme, including teaching to peer groups and international students from other programmes. There is also the opportunity to visit a local language college and observe classes. The programme is an ideal for teachers aiming to improve their understanding and abilities in communicating across the barriers of language and those who wish to build an international dialogue.

Course details

Modules

Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

Assessment method

Modules are typically assessed by a 2-4,000-word essay, but assessment patterns can include practical/experimental work, report and proposal writing, critiques, problem solving and seminar presentations. You also complete a 12,000-word research dissertation or teaching portfolio on a topic agreed with your supervisor.


How to apply

International applicants

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. International applicants for whom English is not their first language must have IELTS overall 7.0 with at least 6.0 for each component. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Applied Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at University of Kent - UCAS