Extend your knowledge of the processes that underpin and facilitate language learning
You'll learn about new developments in applied linguistics research and will be able to reflect on these in light of your own practical expertise.
This course is designed for applicants from the UK or overseas who wish to pursue a career in teaching English as a foreign language. You should have an equivalent of at least 12 months of classroom experience of teaching English on a full-time basis.You'll study the processes of language learning, with specific reference to learning English as a foreign language.
Careers and skills
This Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching course from University of York is an ideal grounding for postgraduate students looking to go on to further study such as PhD or for a career in the education sector.
Many of our graduates become English language teachers all around the world, in private language schools, state schools, universities and other organisations requiring English language instruction. Others find employment opportunities in areas of course and syllabus design, and materials writing in large and small scale publishing houses.
Our postgraduate courses can be used to complement teacher training/development programmes and voluntary or paid roles which focus on the more practical elements of teaching. However, other than our PGCE, our courses are not teacher training programmes in themselves.
- Teaching and academia
- Local government
- Education policy
- Information management
- Human resources
A number of our graduates go on to obtain research degrees in applied linguistics, TESOL, education and related topics.
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- Language for Education
- Teaching and Learning Language
- Research Methods in Language Learning and Teaching
- Planning and Communicating Research
- Teaching English for Academic Purposes
- Teaching World Englishes
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Linguistics Teaching English View 351 other Masters in Linguistics in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as English Language, Linguistics or Education with a substantial English component
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International19950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9290 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9290 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for York
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.