MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL
This Applied Linguistics with TESOL programme from University of Birmingham is designed for experienced teachers – with more than a year’s professional language teaching experience – wishing to develop their knowledge of linguistics and understand its potential applications in language teaching.
|Full-Time Duration:||1 year|
|Tuition Fee:||£22,950 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
The Applied Linguistics with TESOL programme from University of Birmingham aim to equip students with the linguistic and pedagogic knowledge, the research and analytic skills, and the confidence necessary to develop their careers in English language teaching, and/or to move into areas such as teacher-training or ELT management.
Why study this course?
- Tailored to your level of experience – this programme is specifically designed for more experienced language teachers, so it offers an advanced level of study that will allow you to build on your existing skills and experience.
- Access to fantastic resources – students at Birmingham have free access to the 450 million word Bank of English corpus, and to the hardware, software and data resources held at the Centre for Corpus Research.
- Excellent reputation – the Department of English Language and Linguistics is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. You will be taught by experts in the field, with a range of interests and specialisms.
- Ongoing support – you will have your own personal tutor to guide you throughout the programme.
- A vibrant and active postgraduate community – with conferences, seminars and social events, there is always something happening in the Department.
- Planning and evaluating a language lesson;
- Presenting and practising vocabulary and grammatical structures;
- Using educational technology and other teaching equipment;
- Asking questions, eliciting responses, and correcting errors;
- Teaching through task based learning;
- Teaching reading and writing;
- Teaching listening and speaking (including pronunciation);
- Managing classroom interaction and dealing with problem behaviour
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:
- Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
- Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
- Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
- Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV
- We usually require an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, English Language or another relevant subject (e.g. Translation Studies, TEFL/TESL/TESOL, English Literature, Communication Studies). Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.
- Applicants for this programme must also have at least one year’s language teaching experience. Less experienced language teachers will benefit from our MA TESOL programme.