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Applied Linguistics for TEFL MA
Applied Linguistics for TEFL MA

Applied Linguistics for TEFL MA

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

IELTS 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0

Course Information

This course is designed for home or international students who wish to pursue a career in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to non-native speakers of English. It consists of a combination of taught modules and a research dissertation of 20,000 words.

The MA in Applied Linguistics for TEFL provides postgraduate-level training for students who wish to learn about the about the theoretical, practical, and teaching aspects of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), as well as providing competence and critical understanding of a wide range of aspects of the English language and English linguistics (sociolinguistic aspects of English, the grammar, sound system and semantics of English, the history of English, 1st and 2nd language acquisition, psycholinguistics as well as issues pertaining to English as an international language and bilingualism).

This programme is specifically aimed at students seeking careers in multilingual and international contexts – where an awareness of and ability to deploy different genres of English communicational strategies is of the utmost importance.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

QXL-4413: EFL Theory (20) Core

QXL-4429: Teaching EFL (20) Core

QXL-4432: Linguistics Research Methods (20) Core

Semester 2

QXL-4420: SLA and Language Teaching (20)

QXL-4429: Teaching EFL

QXL-4432: Linguistics Research Methods

credits from:

QXL-4400: MA/MSc Dissertation (60) (Semester 3) Core or
QCL-4400: Traethawd Hir MA/MSc (60) (Semester 3) Core

0 to 20 credits from:

QXL-4411: Foundations of Linguistics (20) (Semester 1)

This module is compulsory unless a student has a bachelor's degree in Linguistics or a related subject. Students with a relevent bachelor's degree must discuss this with their tutor in Welcome Week, who will decide on an exemption. If exempted, students take 20 credits of relevant semester 1 modules in the School.

Optional Modules

20 to 40 credits from:

QXL-4404: Language Contact & Bilinguals (20) (Semester 2)

QXL-4443: Language and Communication (20) (Semester 1)

QXL-4449: Psycholinguistics (20) (Semester 2)

QCL-4470: Agweddau ar Ddwyieithrwydd (20) (Semester 1)

0 to 20 credits from:

QXS-4002: Academic Writing & Grammar (10) (Semester 1)

QXS-4003: Ad. Vocabulary Use & Reading (10) (Semester 2)

QXS-4004: Academic Writing and Grammar 2 (10) (Semester 2)

QXS-4100: Speaking & Listening (10) (Semester 1)

Non native English speakers are permitted to take up to 20 credits from the following list in place of an optional module if authorised by the personal tutor

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The course is suitable for those who wish to teach English as a foreign language for various professional purposes across the globe. In addition to gaining class-room experience you will also have the opportunity to develop strong research and analytical skills as well as the ability adopt/use different strategies for communication and presentation in English in a range of multilingual and international contexts. 

Although this is not a formal teaching qualification, it gives students who wish to go on to teach English to non-native speakers the theoretical and linguistics background they need as well as offering practical, classroom experience. Opportunities exist to teach in countries all over the world, e.g. in universities, colleges or private language schools. After successful completion of the MA in Applied Linguistics for TEFL, you may decide to pursue an academic career and apply for a PhD.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year

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