Centre for Language Discourse & Communication



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Postgraduate students

Ching Ching
Ching Ching
Hong Kong

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA

King's is a resourceful college as it teaches all aspects of English language teaching from a variety of angles. Both academic staff and my fellow classmates are comfortable dispensing their practical teaching experience in the UK and the location of the school itself is prime considering how close it is to the heart of London. It has been very easy making friends and settling into life here. My friends are a good mix of international students and local professionals. The participation in Learn to Lead program 2008 in London also widened my scope with 20 potential leaders round the world.
Elder Kelsey
Elder Kelsey
Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA

I did the MA because I had been teaching English for several years and knew I wanted to continue, but I had no background in linguistics. I thought the MA looked like a good way to “fill in the gaps” in my knowledge and become a more serious professional. It actually turned out to be much more than that! The quality of the teaching and tutorial support far exceeded my expectations, and I relished being part of such a diverse and intellectually engaged cohort. A year later I landed my dream job teaching at a university, where I have continued to grow professionally and reflect on the ideas we explored on the MA.
Luis Carabantes
Luis Carabantes
Chile

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA

I did the MA in ELT and Applied Linguistics at King’s because I wanted to take my career to a higher level, both academically and professionally. I chose King’s for its world- renowned reputation and its location right in the heart of London. This MA gives students access to a wealth of resources, together with highly knowledgeable teachers, boasting a diversity of English language teaching experience both in the UK and abroad. Thanks to this programme, I have been offered a number of exciting teaching positions in Chile, at school and university level.

Shanida Giovanna
Shanida Giovanna
US

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA

I chose the MA in Applied Linguistics & ELT because of its articulate and integral course structure, its fundamental yet challenging modules, and, as an international student, I was impressed King’s College London’s outstanding reputation as a leader in continuing education. The choice was simple.

Once the MA began, I found myself completely immersed in the program, surrounded by like-minded students, and loving my experience. The courses themselves were rich with theory and all of us were able to find ways of making connections to our own classroom experiences.

Choosing to pursue the Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA at King’s College London was one of the smartest things I’ve done. It has helped me on my path to education and provided me with the necessary skills I need to further my career as an educator. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Cheng
Cheng
Modern Foreign Languages Education MA

Initially, I chose to study at King’s College London because of its reputation and location. I go from Waterloo Campus to Strand Campus to attend different lectures, it’s only a ten minute walk overlooking a fantastic view across Waterloo Bridge over the Thames. ‘London is my campus’ is how you truly would feel once you join King’s.

One of the things that impressed me the most is that in my first semester, I had the opportunity to sit one of my modules in Shakespeare’s Globe Theater every Thursday evening. We even had a chance to get on the stage of the Globe, which was an absolutely unforgettable experience that I had never even dreamed of as a student majoring in language education.

King’s has some great facilities and learning resources and I would strongly recommend the short-term modules provided by English Language Center, especially to international students who want to improve their academic writing skills. The modules have helped me a lot with my essay and dissertation writing. Also, I am learning Italian in the evening class provided by Modern Languages Center, which offers almost every foreign language you can think of.

I have also had a wonderful experience living at Wolfson House, one of the halls of residence of King’s. It is located right next to London Bridge, which makes it extremely convenient to go anywhere, and the rent is quite reasonable, probably one of the best deals you can get in central London. Some of my flat mates have become my closest friends. The time I have spent with my ‘gang members’ has become some of the most precious memories of my life.


Staff

Dr Martin Dewey
Dr Martin Dewey
Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA

I have previously taught English as a second language in Italy, Mexico and the UK, and have trained language teachers on several pre-service and in-service programmes of teacher education, including the CELTA and DELTA schemes, as well as a number of projects on continued professional development in language teaching.

Dr Nick Andon
Dr Nick Andon
Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA

Applied Linguistics is a thriving research area at King’s with over 25 members of staff belonging to the Language Discourse & Communication research group and a large number of students from BA level to PhD and beyond. Staff who teach on this programme have extensive experience of English Language Teaching programme evaluation, assessment, teacher education and curriculum design in EFL, ESOL, ESP and EAP. Based on this we have designed an MA programme which provides a thorough introduction to theory and research in the field, as well as a range of professional option modules in practical areas such as language testing, materials, teaching EAP and teaching ESOL. We feel that a good balance of theory and its practical application allows teachers to develop their careers in a number of different directions, and many teachers who have taken this programme have progressed to senior positions.
Ben Rampton
Ben Rampton
Language & Cultural Diversity MA

The MA in Language & Cultural Diversity addresses many of the crucial processes that you find in multilingual global cities like London, and on the course team, there is a great deal of experience teaching and researching them. My colleagues and I work and write about topics like language and identity, conversational stories, translation, code-switching, language policy, new media and popular culture, linguistic difference and the links to culture and thought.



You’ll find that as well as the MA itself, there are a lot of other activities to engage you such as visiting lectures by well-known scholars, regular seminars, data sessions, and lots of other students with similar interests. Plus, of course, we are located right by the River Thames next to the South Bank arts complex as well as a number of good eating places, so there is no shortage of things to do when you want to take a bit of time to relax!


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