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Applied Linguistics and TESOL, MA

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Applied Linguistics and TESOL, MA - at Newcastle University

Our course provides theories and methods in teaching English as a second language and develops your research skills, enhancing your professional performance in the future.

About the course

The course allows you to improve or update your knowledge and understanding of teaching English as a foreign or second language. It has a strong emphasis on:

  • language learning
  • interaction in second language classrooms and wider settings
  • teacher development
  • engagement in learning and with technology.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 100 for Linguistics - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

Our staff have experience of teaching around the world. They are actively involved in research and we incorporate relevant research findings into the course content. Dr Elaine Lopez leads the course.

Delivery

We deliver modules through a mix of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • group activities.

Most modules last one semester. Teaching takes place during the day at our Newcastle campus. We don't deliver teaching over the weekend.

The course consists of three main parts:

  • compulsory modules (60 credits)
  • optional modules (60 credits)
  • research project (60 credits)

Optional modules include a wide range of modules in TESOL and applied linguistics, as well as linguistics and education. You can build the course to match your individual interests and/or future career needs.

We use a variety of teaching methods to:

  • support your learning experience
  • develop your learning potential
  • prepare you for real-world challenges.

Interactive sessions encourage you to apply new knowledge, concepts and skills to your practice. Weekly independent study tasks allow you to engage with and contribute to sessions and seminars.

If you choose to study part time you will take up to 80 credits during your first year. During second year you will complete the remaining credits and conduct your research project.

Facilities

You will have access to the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences' resource centre and iLaB. You will also have access to:

  • the University Library
  • computer clusters and IT services
  • a tailored academic writing course for TESOL.

Notes about fees for this course

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/applied-linguistics-tesol-ma/?utm_source=referral-study-link&utm_medium=course-listing&utm_content=applied-linguistics-tesol-ma&utm_campaign=PG3PL-study-link#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • English language 
  • TESOL 
  • English teaching methodology 
  • English Education 
  • English linguistics 
  • English translation and interpretation 
  • Business English 

 

At least 60% of modules taken on these degrees must be related to some of the following topics: 

  • English language
  • Linguistics
  • Second language teaching and/or second language learning

These modules must have been completed when applying.  

Modules related to English/American literature are not accepted. 

If you do not have one of the listed degrees, or have a lower degree classification, we will consider your application if you have at least two years of full time English language teaching experience. 

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 4 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)     
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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