MA Applied Linguistics (TEFL)

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The MA in Applied Linguistics (TEFL) offers an advanced level professional qualification for practising and aspiring teachers of English, but also for materials developers, assessment and examination/test paper writers and researchers in Applied Linguistics. You will focus on areas such as the relationship between linguistics and second language learning, the methodology and techniques of language teaching and the appropriateness and development of materials for language teaching and learning purposes. You will also examine various current issues in ELT and have the opportunity to carry out a major piece of individual research on a topic of your interest. Learning Outcome Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

      • demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the Language systems of English: Phonology, Grammar and Lexis;
      • critically evaluate and develop materials for specific language teaching and learning contexts;
      • demonstrate critical and in-depth understanding of the language teaching and learning contexts and the approaches and methods involved also in relation to different specific language aspects;
      • demonstrate enhanced lesson planning and teaching skills particularly in designing, justifying, delivering and critically evaluating your lesson plans for language teaching and learning purposes;
      • demonstrate insight and critical understanding of research literature, analysing data from a variety of sources for research management purposes in relation to a specific area relevant to your studies;
      • demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate aspects of research design;
      • demonstrate an ability to conduct original research in at least one area relevant to language teaching and learning and to Applied Linguistics in general.

Entry requirements MA Applied Linguistics (TEFL) - for non-native speakers of English IELTS 6.5 overall, or equivalent, with no score lower than 6.0. A good first degree, and/or a recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate and/or relevant teaching experience.


Modules : Exploring Research: Concepts and Methods, The Methodology of Language Teaching, The Language System and Language Teaching, Issue in Second Language Acquisition, Materials Development for Language Teaching and Learning, Teaching Practice, Dissertation in Applied Linguistics and ELT/ The MA in Applied Linguistics (TEFL) requires you to accumulate 180 credits to complete the course. The normal Duration for full-time students in one calendar year divided into three semesters. The course may also be taken part-time over two years. Each unit runs over approximately 15 weeks including the assessment period.

Units Name

- The Language System & Language Teaching
- Teaching Practice
- Issues in Second Language Acquisition
- Exploring Research: Concepts and Methods
- Materials Development for Language Teaching & Learning
- The Methodology of Language Teaching
- Dissertation in Applied Linguistics and EL



Methods of Assessments

The purpose of assessment is to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate the extent of their knowledge and skills at a given point. The outcomes are as important to the provider as they are to the student. To provide accurate, global readings therefore, the course takes an incremental and varied approach to the assessment of the course content, culminating in the dissertation. This is a substantial piece of original research on an aspect of Applied Linguistics TEFL, but whose precise focus is determined by each student, and according to their anticipated career plans. Here, the ability to plan, execute and evaluate independent research is assessed and represents the apex of a student’s postgraduate studies.

To complement and lead up to the dissertation, there are different types of assessment on the course, each designed to relate to the content and the cumulative body of knowledge upon which the research plans of the dissertation are based. Assessment methods have been selected to support the pedagogical development of research skills and subject knowledge, and to satisfy individual unit, and global course learning outcomes. The details of each assignment task are provided in the unit handbooks and individual Unit Information Forms. The overall assessment map is available in the course handbook. Each point of assessment provides opportunities for valuable feedback from teachers but also from peers to enable students to review and improve their work.

A variety of group and individual assessments throughout the duration of the course are used to underline research and independent thinking, critical knowledge theory and practice and the ability to make informed decisions. This is relevant to the intended learning outcomes of our programme.

The following are some examples:

  • Academic Papers,
  • Oral presentations,
  • Materials evaluation and production for language teaching and learning purposes;
  • In-class tests and examinations;
  • Portfolios of small practical tasks,


Academic papers: the core unit LNG012-6 the Methodology of Language Teaching requires the students to produce two academic papers, one of which is based on critically evaluating approaches and methods for language teaching and learning purposes. Students have to demonstrate their understanding of existing relevant literature using it to support/contrast their critical analysis of an approach of their choice.

Oral presentations: assessment for a few units includes an oral presentations and one example is: the oral presentation for our Postgraduate Conference focusing on your dissertation proposal to form the programme for our internal conference. This counts 10% of your final grade together with 90% for the written project.

Materials evaluation and production for language teaching and learning purposes: You are required to evaluate and produce materials for language teaching and learning purposes for at least two units offered as core in this programme – LNG012-6 The Methodology of Language Teaching and LNG025-6 Materials Development for Language Teaching and Learning (please refer to relevant UIFs).

In-class tests and examinations: a core unit in this programme requires you to do your assessment in the form of in-class tests and examinations: the LNG011-6 The Language System core unit which includes an in-class test as one of the assessment points (please refer to relevant UIF). This type of assessment generally requires you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of your reading under invigilation. 

Small practical tasks: the teaching practice unit, for example, – LNG024-6 Teaching Practice – involves actual teaching practice in the form of classroom teaching and materials development. The above are all part of continuous assessment tasks, which will then be included in the final product, a teaching practice file you normally produce at the end of your teaching experience.



Admission Entry Criteria

Any Degree holders with IELTS overall band scores 6 (individual 5.5)

Note:Undergraduate degree from a University. IELTS Score of 6.5.


Application Forms

Copy of Degree Certificate

Copy of Transcript of Degree Certificates

NRC Card in Notarial Translation

Family Member List (Census) in Notarial Translation

Recommendation  letter     (In English)

Copy of IELTS Result (if any)

Copy of Other Certificate (if any)

Copy of passport  (if any)

Passport photos (any color background)



Entry Points

(Certificate) - in every two months

(MA TEFL) - February, June, October



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