The Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching (with Delta) course offers you opportunities to explore current research and specialist areas such as teacher education, materials development, teaching English for academic purposes, language testing and assessment, and teaching English as a lingua franca.
You will study required modules covering language-teaching methodology and curriculum design, linguistic analysis for language teaching, issues in language acquisition and use (sociolinguistics and aspects of second language learning) and research methods. We also place emphasis on the view of informed teaching and the need for teachers to mediate between theory and practice in constructing pedagogies according to specific teaching-learning situations.
You will additionally undertake a practicum at International House London, the leading UK based provider for ELT teaching awards, who also have an international reputation as a centre for excellence as a Delta provider. Successful candidates will be awarded the Cambridge English Delta, in addition to the MA.
Per 30 credit module you can typically expect 40 hours (20 hours per 15 credit module). These sessions may include lectures, teacher-led and student-led group discussions based on the main areas of study, in addition to other practical, technical and analytical activities. In addition to this you can expect 260 hours worth of self study for a 30 credit module and 130 hours worth of self study for a 15 credit module.
Per 30 credit teaching practicum, which is offered by International House London, you can expect a minimum of 48 hours of contact time, which is typically taught in groups of up to 5 students. In addition to this you can expect up to 252 hours worth of self study time, including some teaching practice observation.
For our Academic study skills workshops, you can expect nine hours worth of lectures, seminars and feedback.
For the Dissertation module, you can typically expect seven hours of individual dissertation supervision and a two hour dissertation workshop. In addition to this you can expect 591 hours worth of self study.
Typically, 1 credit equates to 10 hours of work.
You will be assessed through a combination of essays, language analysis tasks, exams and oral presentations. The dissertation will be assessed by one 15,000-word extended piece of writing