Find out more about the Languages and Identities in InterAction
Research Unit (LIdIA)
Find out more about the Department of Languages and Linguistics
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
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
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.
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
Postgraduate Loan is now available to help you pay for your
Discounts/Scholarships may be available for
international students. Please contact YSJ International for
further information: T: +44 1904 876884 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply?
Use the button below to apply for our
full-time and part-time programmes starting in September. For
help completing the online application, please refer to our online
How can I find out more?
For more information about the programme, please
contact: Helen Sauntson, Head of Programme T: 01904 876880 E:
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
Hall, C. J., Smith, P. H. & Wicaksono,
R. (2011). Mapping applied linguistics: a guide for students and
practitioners. London and New York: Routledge.