Applied Linguistics (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

The MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) offers an advanced level professional qualification for practising and aspiring teachers of English, but also for materials developers, assessment and examination/test paper writers and researchers in Applied Linguistics. You will focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and second language learning, the methodology and techniques of language teaching and the appropriateness and development of materials for language teaching and learning purposes. You will also examine various current issues in ELT and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of your interest. This course is designed for those who are seeking a career as English language teachers, who are native speakers or non-native speakers with a high level of English. It will offer you professional training and development, as it includes observed and assessed teaching practice. Successful completion will mean that you will achieve Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Q status (Q = fully qualified in British Council terms). Why choose this course

  • The prolific and highly successful Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) a world-leading research centre in language testing and programme evaluation
  • High-quality teaching in our School of Education and English (highly ranked in Student Satisfaction Surveys)
  • Invaluable opportunities to gain relevant and practical classroom experience
  • Opportunity to gain professional practical experience with a work placement programme


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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. For non-native speakers of English IELTS 6.5 overall, or equivalent, with no score lower than 6.0. A good 1st degree, and/or a recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience. Students who hold a DELTA or equivalent qualification may be considered to have the teaching practice element of this course compensated for prior learning.

Fees and funding

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Applied Linguistics (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS