The MA in Applied Linguistics for TEFL provides postgraduate-level training for students who wish to learn about the about the theoretical, practical, and teaching aspects of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), as well as providing competence and critical understanding of a wide range of aspects of the English language and English linguistics (sociolinguistic aspects of English, the grammar, sound system and semantics of English, the history of English, 1st and 2nd language acquisition, psycholinguistics as well as issues pertaining to English as an international language and bilingualism).
This programme is specifically aimed at students seeking careers in multilingual and international contexts – where an awareness of and ability to deploy different genres of English communicational strategies is of the utmost importance.
The Applied Linguistics for TEFL course at Bangor University is suitable for those who wish to teach English as a foreign language for various professional purposes across the globe.
In addition to gaining class-room experience you will also have the opportunity to develop strong research and analytical skills as well as the ability adopt/use different strategies for communication and presentation in English in a range of multilingual and international contexts.
Although this is not a formal teaching qualification, it gives students who wish to go on to teach English to non-native speakers the theoretical and linguistics background they need as well as offering practical, classroom experience.
Opportunities exist to teach in countries all over the world, e.g. in universities, colleges or private language schools. After successful completion of the MA in Applied Linguistics for TEFL, you may decide to pursue an academic career and apply for a PhD.
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- EFL Theory
- Teaching EFL
- Second Language Acquisition and Language Teaching
- Linguistics Research Methods
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June.
DisciplinesTeaching Linguistics Teaching English View 436 other Masters in Teaching in United Kingdom
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- 2(i) undergraduate degree normally required in a relevant discipline and/or relevant professional experience.
- Applicants who do not speak English as their native language must pass the IELTS English test with a score of 6.5 (with no element below 6.0).
- Students who have an overall score of 5.5 on the IELTS can take a summer presessional course in the University’s English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS) prior to beginning their MA.
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International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Bangor
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.