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MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

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This postgraduate programme represents a one year full-time (or part-time) advanced study of the current state of scholarship in language study and linguistics, with a particular emphasis on English language teaching and pedagogical applications. It provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary and sub-disciplinary dimensions of linguistics, and offers students the ability to develop a critical facility in applying theoretical models and frameworks in language study. It draws on students' teaching experience and encourages reflection and development in pedagogy. It differs from its sister MA in Applied Linguistics only in the experience brought by the student to the programme, and in the dissertation topic required.

Students take 180 credits worth of modules, including the dissertation element (60c). Students are required to take the module Approaches to Language and Linguistics (15c) and the module Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (15c). Students can choose an additional 90 credits from a range of taught elective modules.

The degree equips students with a very high level of knowledge and skills in applied linguistics, critical and adaptable thinking. It is an excellent preparation for doctoral research study.

Admissions requirements

  • A good honours degree (usually a 2:1) in a relevant subject 
  • If you are not a native English speaker, or have not studied a degree taught in English at a recognised insitution, then the following English Language requirement will apply:

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or TOEFL IBT: 100 (no less than 19 in any element)

  • A minimum of two years approved teaching experience (or equivalent). 

For detailed information on admissions and how to apply, please visit our study with us pages|.

 

Course structure in academic year 2013/14

AUTUMN SEMESTER

Students take TWO compulsory modules:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4204

Approaches to Language and Linguistics

15

ES4142

Grammar and Discourse

15

 

Students must choose TWO optional modules from the following:

 

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4198

Research Methods in Applied Linguistic

15
ES4178

Psychology of Language

15
ES4180

Text, Talk and Corpus Analysis

15
ES4140

The Globalisation of English

15

ES4200

Sociolinguistics of Work

15

 

* Students who are planning to take ES4179 Language Testing and Assessment in the Spring semester must also take ES4198 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics.

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Students must take at least TWO modules from the following:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4153

Teaching Language and Literature

15

ES4179

Language Testing and Assessment

15

ES4169

Syllabus Design and Methodology 1

15

 

Students can choose ONE or TWO optional modules from the following:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4203

Business and Organisational Communication

15

ES4141

World Englishes: East and South-East Asia

15

ES4163

Language and Gender

15

ES4151

Literary Linguistics

15

ES4199

Intercultural Communication

15

 

SUMMER

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

ES4999

Dissertation

60

 

                                                                                                                                                   TOTAL: 180 credits

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

 

More information

Detailed module information can be found using our Online Module Catalogue|. Please search by Module name or Module code.

To get in touch with us, please contact the Admissions Office or Admissions Officer of the School of English, Matthew Beedham, via email: admissions@nottingham.edu.cn|Matthew.Beedham@nottingham.edu.cn|