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King's College London - Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching
King's College London - Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

London, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

Sep 2024

GBP 25,284 / per year *


* UK students: £10,944 per year | international students: £25,284 per year


The Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA is a Master’s programme devised specifically for experienced language teachers who wish to engage with current research and theory in language education and linguistics from the perspective of pedagogy, policy and practice in the ELT profession and beyond.

The course offers you an excellent opportunity to further your career in ELT and develop expertise in specialist fields such as Language Assessment, Digital technologies in ELT, EAP, and Materials Development, as well as the opportunity to study relevant theoretical subjects, including Multilingualism, Migration & Diversity, Language and Power.

Key benefits

  • Opportunities to expand your knowledge of current theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching.
  • Excellent tutorial support and extensive programme-specific training in research methods and academic writing.
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas with other experienced language teaching professionals from many diverse backgrounds.
  • Opportunities to develop professional expertise relevant to your career development in areas such as EAP, Materials Development, Language Testing and Assessment, Pragmatics and Teacher Education.

Course essentials

The Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching MA course offers you opportunities to explore current research and specialist areas such as teacher education, materials development, teaching English for academic purposes, management, and evaluation in ELT and intercultural studies.

You will study required modules covering language teaching methodology and curriculum design, linguistic analysis for language teaching, issues in second language development and language in use (sociolinguistics, and aspects of second language learning) as well as research methods. We also place emphasis on the notion of informed teaching. To do so we examine the value for teachers to mediate between theory and practice in constructing personal pedagogies. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the 180-195 credit course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, your course will take two years to complete. If you have the Cambridge Delta or Trinity Diploma in ELT, you may be eligible for the ‘fast- track’ version of the course which will give you an exemption from Principles & Practices in Second/ Foreign Language Teaching.

The fast-track option can only be studied part-time. As students on this pathway are exempt from a module, they will not take any taught modules in one of the terms (normally Term 1 of Year 2). They may, however, be working on their dissertation during this time.



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