Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

There is an increasing demand for teachers of English worldwide, and the sector is no longer dominated by native English speaking teachers. The Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching programme is aimed at students with little or no teaching experience, who want to improve their understanding of linguistics as applied to English Language teaching.

If you want to teach in higher education or private schools we can help you to gain a professional qualification (at your expense), such as a Certificate in English Language to Adults (CELTA) in addition to your masters award.

On this course, you will learn the basic methods and theories of language teaching and language learning, which will provide a base from which you can then specialise in a number of areas according to your interests: optional modules allow you to specialise in curriculum design and materials evaluation, to focus on educational technologies and software, to explore the teaching of English in professional and academic contexts, or, for those with a non'language undergraduate degree, to work on some of the fundamentals of English language, grammar and vocabulary.

Course Modules

Modules include: Approaches and methods in english language teaching; second language acquisition; dissertation. Optional modules: curriculum design and materials evaluation; description of language; technology in language education: theory and practice; teaching English in professional and academic settings.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA
2 years
Part Time
MA
Short Course
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Qualifications required:

  • An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent. English language requirement: IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in writing (or equivalent).