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Applied Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA

MA Applied Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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The Masters programme in Applied Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at York St John University gives you the opportunity to reflect on the similarities between your experience of learning and/or teaching English and the work of other applied linguists, including: translators and interpreters, speech and language therapists, dictionary writers, literacy teachers, language planners and forensic linguists.

The programme is designed for both qualified and intending teachers of English to speakers of other languages.  It attracts students from different parts of the world, who bring with them a diverse mix of educational backgrounds and experiences.  This gives us a chance to increase our cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of teaching and learning contexts globally. Furthermore, using online forums, we aim to provide practical opportunities for you to interact with language professionals around the world.

We critically reflect on theories of, and research into, the problem of how best to learn and teach an additional language.  We aim to help you improve your own research skills and encourage you to present and publish your findings to the English language teaching and applied linguistics community.

You will be taught by an experienced team of staff, including the authors of a ground-breaking new introduction to applied linguistics aimed at advanced students of the discipline (Hall, Smith & Wicaksono, 2011).

Our students tell us that the York St John University MA Applied Linguistics: TESOL is a challenging and useful experience. I look forward to welcoming you onto our programme in the near future.


What qualifications do I need?

Candidates for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA programme must normally possess:

  • A degree (normally 2.2 or above) of an approved university or institution.
  • An equivalent qualification acceptable to York St John University. 
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in the individual components, or equivalent (international students).


How much will the programme cost?

The fees are subject to review.

Please visit our tuition fees webpage  for up-to-date information about fees

Discounts/Scholarships may be available for international students. Please contact YSJ International for further information: T: +44 1904 876884 E: ysjinternational@yorksj.ac.uk 


How do I apply?

Applications should be made direct to York St John and will be considered throughout the year. T: 01904 876598 E: admissions@yorksj.ac.uk

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How can I find out more?

For more information about the programme, please contact: Helen Sauntson, Head of Programme T: 01904 876880 E: h.sauntson@yorksj.ac.uk.

You can also check out Programme information, module handbooks and news about our alumni and join our community of applied linguists at www.mappling.com


Mapping Applied LinguisticsHall, C. J., Smith, P. H. & Wicaksono, R. (2011). Mapping applied linguistics: a guide for students and practitioners. London and New York: Routledge.