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Applied Linguistics and English Language

The Open University UK

9 months
3410 GBP/full
3410 GBP/full
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Linking knowledge about the English language, how it is used, and the contexts in which it operates, this Applied Linguistics and English Language module from The Open University UK explores the role of language in teaching and learning, business/professional communication, healthcare and many other real-life settings.

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You will develop a solid grounding in a range of ideas and techniques within applied linguistics (e.g. semantics, pragmatics, intercultural communication, conversation analysis, ethnography, language and globalisation, role of technologies) and apply this to case studies from a variety of contexts. You will enhance your practical understanding of how such research and enquiry can be useful in different areas of life, including your own professional practice.

Vocational relevance

This Applied Linguistics and English Language  module from The Open University UK can be taken as part of the Masters degree in Education (F70). If you are involved in language education, or any context that involves training and mentoring, and are interested in the role of language, you may wish to follow the MA in Education (Applied Linguistics) study route.

While not in any way restricted to such professionals, the module will be of great interest to anyone teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), English as an additional language (EAL), English as a foreign language (EFL) or any other aspect of English language teaching (ELT).

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • The sounds of English
  • Elements of meaning
  • Words and meanings
  • Describing the structure of language
  • The structure of conversations
  • Language in theory versus language in use

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should be prepared for study at postgraduate level and have the minimum of a bachelors degree (in any subject) from a UK University or an equivalent professional qualification. We warmly welcome applications from students who have an undergraduate degree level qualification from universities outside the UK and which is deemed equivalent to a UK higher education degree.

  • You will be encouraged to relate the content of the modules to your own experiences therefore you will need access to a teaching/learning context of some kind. You may teach at primary, secondary or tertiary level; you may teach English to speakers of other languages; perhaps you are a parent or childcarer; or are involved in mentoring or training at work. All of these could provide suitable settings to apply your learning.
  • You need to be able to spend approximately 15-18 hours per week on studying for this module.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3410 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3410 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    3410 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3410 GBP for the full programme during 9 months.


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