Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching programme is aimed at pre-service teachers who want to learn the theory and practice of English Language teaching, and at in-service teachers who want to deepen their understanding of theories underlying the teaching of English language. 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.

You will study the basic methods and theories of language teaching and language learning in the two core modules of ?Approaches & Methods in English Language Teaching? and ?Second Language Acquisition?, which will provide a base from which you can then specialise. Optional modules cover topics such as curriculum design and materials evaluation, educational technologies and software, the teaching of English in professional and academic contexts, research methods in Applied Linguistics, discourse analysis, or, for native English speakers in particular, the fundamentals of English language, grammar and vocabulary.

You will be encouraged to reflect on language teaching and learning by becoming a language learner yourself: as part of the programme, you are required to study a foreign language for both semesters; You will have opportunities to observe English language teaching in real classroom situations, and to reflect on good practice; You will receive a thorough grounding in the theoretical aspects of language teaching and learning; You will have opportunities to apply these theories by micro-teaching in a peer based environment.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,150 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,150 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £16,350 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,575 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,575 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £8,175 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will need a first class or good upper second class honours degree, preferably in an area such as comparative literature, languages, English, philosophy, classics, and history, though other areas might be considered as suitable. Knowledge of one or more languages other than English is desirable, though presently not a pre-requisite. Applications from graduates from other countries are welcome.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language requirements for entry to postgraduate degree programmes: IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 68 overall including 68 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; Trinity ISE: Trinity ISE III with a minimum of Merit in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 185 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7