Coventry University

Degree level: Postgraduate

English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (Taught)

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Course summary

This course provided specialist professional development for English Language Teaching. It draws on innovative research and focuses on the theory and practice of teaching in a variety of contexts. This course is delivered in a variety of teaching methods that reflect the needs and requirements of the course.

  • The course includes a wide variety of assessment tasks and the opportunity for students to select their own dissertation topic on a subject that is relevant to their teaching context.
  • The course includes the opportunity to take part in study trips2. In recent years, we have run free trips to the London Museums to design language learning tasks based on the artefacts viewed, and to Stratford-upon-Avon to study the impact that Shakespeare’s language has had on modern English. During the optional study trip to Valencia, Spain, we observe English classes taught in three different universities and discuss intercultural and context-specific issues relating to English Language Teaching with our international partners. (Study trips may be subject to additional fees, application processes and/or be subject to availability2).
  • The course also engages with Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) exchanges, with the partners the students may visit during their international study trip


This course gives you the opportunity to reflect on your own professional development as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in a stimulating, interactive and innovative way. It discusses how different settings and teaching scenarios can affect your teaching approach. Modules Theories and Methods of Language Learning and Teaching - 15 credits Developing Language Teaching Materials - 15 credits Grammar and Phonology for the English Language Teacher - 15 credits Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL): Theory and Practice - 15 credits English Language Teaching in Practice - 15 credits Business English - 15 credits Teaching English through Literature - 15 credits Research Methods - 15 credits Dissertation - 50 credits Professional Enhancement: Managing the Teaching and Learning Process - 10 credits

Assessment method

Teaching methods include: LecturesSeminarsTutorialsPresentationsGroup projectsWorkshops This course can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary.

Entry requirements

This course requirements a minimum grade of 2:2 or above. The course is open to both experienced teachers and to students who have recently graduated. It is suitable for overseas applicants and UK nationals. Graduates from any subject who have an interest in teaching English as a Foreign Language can apply for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2023/24 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.
English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics at Coventry University - UCAS