The MA in Applied Linguistics: Language Teaching (English and Chinese) at the Richmond, the American International University in London pathways is based upon a 3-CA Principle (Communicative Approach, Contrastive Analysis and Culture Awareness) in language learning and teaching, with emphasis on developing innovative teaching methods and techniques suited to target language learners.
The primary focus and strength of this programme is developing knowledge and skills in language teachers so that they can best facilitate the learning of Chinese or English languages.Key Facts
The programme brings academics, applied linguists, and language teaching practitioners together to offer:
Students are encouraged to complete an internship in order to gain more practical skills and to apply their knowledge in the workplace.The Accredited Internship
The Accredited Internship provides an invaluable opportunity for students to deploy the knowledge and skills learned in courses in a real world setting. Although internship opportunities may exclude direct language teaching in certain sponsoring organisations, all are related to language learning and teaching. Students will be challenged to relate classroom situations to the workplace, make contacts valuable to their future employment prospects, and gain confidence in their capabilities, creativity and communication skills.
The Internship is supervised, and students are required to reflect on what they have learned and how it is relevant to what they are doing on the internship programme. Students are assessed through a combination of regular logs, oral presentation and critical reflective writing on their experiences. In an increasingly competitive graduate careers market, internships are an invaluable opportunity that not only supplement the theoretical lessons of the programme but also provide a direct link to careers and further opportunities. The internship is conducted in the Summer months.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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US Bachelors degree from an accredited institution, or UK first degree with minimum second class honours, or an overseas equivalent as determined by the University. Relevant work experience is welcomed and may on occasion be accepted in lieu of a first degree, but is not required. Students who are neither nationals of a majority English speaking country, nor have completed a full programme equivalent to a UK first degree taught within such a country, proof of English language proficiency is required (see postgraduate admission).
£3,500 PT per year for EEA students
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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