King's College London

Course Introduction

The Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA is for experienced teachers wanting to learn more about current ELT/ESL research, theory, pedagogy and practice.

The course offers you an excellent opportunity to further your career in TEFL/TESOL and develop expertise in specialist fields such as language assessment and testing, materials development, teaching EAP, teacher education and teaching English as a lingua franca.

This MA course has three different pathways: the original MA course, a fast'track route for applicants already holding the Cambridge ESOL Delta or Trinity House Diploma in ELT and a Delta route, in conjunction with International House London. This route leads to the award of the Cambridge Delta, in addition to the MA itself.

Key Benefits

The unique opportunity to gain a Delta qualification concurrently with a face'to'face theory and research'focused MA.

The course is run in collaboration with International House London, the leading UK based provider for ELT teaching awards with an international reputation as a centre for excellence as a Delta provider.

Opportunities to expand your knowledge of current theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching.

Excellent tutorial support and extensive course'specific training in research methods and academic writing.

Exchange ideas with other experienced language teaching professionals from many different backgrounds.

Opportunities to develop professional expertise relevant to your career development in areas such as EAP, teacher education, materials development, language testing and assessment, teaching English as a lingua franca.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • A 2:1 class honours degree is usually required in a relevant subject (including, but not limited to, a modern foreign language, English, Education, Linguistics, etc.). If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip).