University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

 
 

This course is ideally suited for the professional development of English language teaching professionals. You must have at least two years of teaching experience to be eligible for this course.

It has a special focus on teaching contexts and requires students to undertake teaching-related assignments, while also studying many modules from its sister degree MA Applied Linguistics.

 

Course structure

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

CodeTitleCreditsSemester      
ES4107  Research Methods 20 Autumn
ES4109 Approaches to Language and Linguistics 20 Autumn
ES4101  Discourse Analysis 20 Spring
ES4999 Dissertation 60 Summer
EX4012 Developments in Language Teaching Methodology 20 Spring

 

 

Admissions requirements

  • A good honours degree (usually a 2:1) 
  • Relevant teaching experience will be an advantage 

If you are not a native English speaker, or have not completed a degree taught in English, then the following English Language requirement will apply:

How to apply

 

Restricted

Group 1                            

Students must take 20-40 credits from this group

Code TitleCreditsSemester  
ES4103 Teaching Language and Literature 20 Autumn
ES4106 Corpus Linguistics 20 Spring
ES4108 Intercultural Communication 20 Spring

 

Group 2

Students can take 20 credits from this group if only one modules are chosen from Group 1 AND a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group

Code TitleCreditsSemester  
EX4010 The Language Learner and Language Learning 20 Autumn
EX4026 Enhancing Language Learning with Digital Technologies 20 Spring
EX4028 Language Testing and Assessment 20 Spring
EX4029 English for Academic and Specific Purposes (EAP/ESP) 20 Spring

 

Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change.

Detailed module information can be accessed on Online Module Catalogue. Please search by module name or module code. Detailed programme specifications information can be accessed on Online Programme Specifications.

 

Careers

This course is ideally suited for the professional development of English language teaching professionals. Most of our students study this course in order to move their careers forward toward more senior teaching roles.

Student profile

Amy Brown decided to study the course in order to move her career forward after teaching English in Japan for a number of years. She chose UNNC as it offered her the chance to get an internationally recognised degree and to live in China.

She said: “The modules on offer are interesting, lectures are thought-provoking, and the teaching staff are approachable and friendly. All this is achieved in the unique environment of a truly international university, with staff and students from many different countries who all bring with them different teaching and learning experiences. There are lots of opportunities for meaningful class discussions about language and how it is taught.

“I had the chance to put what I learned on the course into practice by participating in volunteer teaching activities and there were numerous opportunities for me to learn Mandarin, see some of the exciting sights China has to offer, and make some great friends at the same time.

“I am looking forward to the windows of opportunity it will open for me in the future.”

 

Contact

Margaret Dowens Margaret.Dowens@nottingham.edu.cn

Admissions Office

Email: admissions@nottingham.edu.cn