Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA, by distance learning – scholarships available

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Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA, by distance learning

Course description:

The MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL by distance learning is designed for experienced TESOL practitioners seeking to enhance their understanding of linguistics and its application to language teaching and learning. This degree offers a comprehensive exploration of English language structure and analysis, along with optional modules to align with individual interests and career goals. You will join a thriving community of EFL teachers and benefit from research-informed materials.

The course delves into advanced topics in linguistics, providing a deeper understanding of core areas and their relevance to language education. You will critically engage with contemporary approaches and issues in teaching and learning English, while acquiring skills to analyse language in various contexts using up-to-date research methods. Customisation is encouraged through option modules and the dissertation, allowing you to pursue your professional interests.

Course structure:

The course acknowledges the challenges of balancing work and study and offers flexible learning options, including the opportunity to take breaks. It is delivered by experienced ELT professionals who are internationally recognised experts in their research fields, drawing upon their subject knowledge and expertise in distance and online learning.

The core modules cover essential topics such as Second Language Teaching and Learning, Grammar and Pronunciation, and Analysing Language in Social Contexts, while the optional modules encompass areas such as Teacher Education, Course and Syllabus Design, Technology Enhanced Language Learning, and Intercultural Communication. The course structure accommodates students with external commitments, providing the flexibility to study at your own pace, while offering opportunities for collaboration with staff and other students.

Teaching and learning:

You will receive personalised support from a dedicated tutor throughout the course, who assists with academic studies and assignment planning. Expert guidance is also provided by module convenors and e-moderators through online activities, discussions, and live webinars.

By enrolling in the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, you can benefit from a flexible and supportive learning environment, expand your knowledge and skills in language education, and advance your career in the field.

Financial support

A postgraduate qualification by distance learning is a great investment in your future. At Leicester we offer a range of financial benefits to partially offset the cost of your degree, including a Merit Scholarship, an Alumni Scholarship and a Full Fee Instalment Incentive.

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