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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

Autumn semester

Students take two compulsory modules:

Autumn semester modules
Code Title Credits
ES4204 Approaches to Language and Linguistics  15
ES4142  Grammar and Discourse  15

Students must choose two optional modules from the following:

Optional modules
Code Title Credits
ES4198 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics 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 take ES4198 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics.

Spring semester

Students take four modules. At least two modules must be from the following:

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 completed a degree taught in English, then the following English Language requirement will apply:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)

Entry requirements and how to apply

  • Domestic students
  • Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan students
  • International students

Contact

For further information, please contact:

Matthew Beedham
Admissions Officer, School of English
e: Matthew.Beedham@nottingham.edu.cn|

Admissions Office

t: +86 (0) 574 8818 2460
f: +86 (0) 574 8822 2483
e: admissions@nottingham.edu.cn|

 
Spring semester modules
Code 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:

Optional modules
Code  Title Credits
ES4203 Business and Organisational Communication 15
ES4141 World Englishes: East and South-East Asia 15
ES4199 Intercultural Communication 15

Summer

Summer modules
Code Title Credits
ES4999 Dissertation 60

 

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

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.”