MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL

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Introduction

Advance your career in language teaching, or even take it international. Explore the latest linguistics theories and apply them to your classroom practice.

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Studying at ARU

Having taught in Japan for several years, Owen decided to improve his professional skills and take the opportunity to look more broadly at teaching.

Study our MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in Cambridge, a city famous for language teaching, and boost your career prospects with new critical and analytical skills.

On this course you’ll improve your theoretical understanding of language learning, which will help you to develop your professional teaching skills.

You’ll explore the latest theories in topics such as second language acquisition and social discourse and examine different methods of analysis. You’ll be supported throughout by our research-active and industry-experienced academics.

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Careers

Our MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL will help you prepare for many language-learning and teaching-related professions, such as teaching English and other languages (in the UK and abroad), and developing courses, tests, materials or language policy.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU such as our PhD English Language and Linguistics or PhD English Language and Intercultural Communication. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

If you studied for the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma initially, you can choose to complete further modules and top-up to a full Masters degree.

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