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University of Bedfordshire MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL)
University of Bedfordshire

MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL)

Bedford, United Kingdom

12 Months


Full time

07 Jun 2024

23 Sep 2024

GBP 15,600



This Master’s offers an MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) an advanced-level professional qualification for practicing and aspiring teachers of English as a foreign language. It is designed for both native speakers and non-native speakers with a high level of English.

Through the course you focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and second language learning; the methodology and techniques of language teaching; and the appropriate development of materials for language teaching and learning purposes. You also explore current issues in ELT and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of your interest.

The course offers you professional training and development and includes practical classroom experience on placement with observed and assessed teaching practice. On successful completion, you achieve Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Q status meaning you are fully qualified in British Council terms.

Why choose this course?

  • Study at our Bedford campus a small thriving academic community where staff get to know you well and provide individual academic support
  • Access bespoke modern facilities for teacher training including our Teacher Education Centre with realistic mock classrooms supported by advanced ICT resources
  • Develop excellent transferable skills in communication literacy and research in demand across a wide range of sectors
  • Benefit from the expertise of our Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) whose research is recognized as world-leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
  • This course has been designed to enable you to gain a TEFLQ status - fully qualified TESOL/TEFL teacher status following British Council regulations
  • All the assessed teaching practice hours are provided and organized by the department staff and delivered on campus

Please note: This course meets the following requirements:

  • you will complete a course which is externally validated by a university
  • you will complete at least six hours of supervised teaching practice where a qualified and standardized assessor observes you teaching real students and gives you feedback on your performance
  • you will study a course which contains at least 100 hours of ELT/TESOL input
  • Please note: TEFLI (initial TEFL teacher status) will be awarded to those with no prior teaching experience.

To meet the requirements you must study and pass all the units included in the course diet, particularly the observed and assessed Teaching Practice unit.


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