Graduate Diploma Applied Linguistics with English for Academic Purposes, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    9750
    Tuition (Year)
    4760
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This course is for you if you need to improve your English language skills and subject knowledge of applied linguistics before going on to a Masters course. You improve your language fluency and academic vocabulary, develop your academic skills, and gain experience of western methods of teaching and learning so that you can progress onto a relevant Masters course in our Department of Language and Linguistics.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This course is for you if you need to improve your English language skills and subject knowledge of applied linguistics before going on to a Masters course. You improve your language fluency and academic vocabulary, develop your academic skills, and gain experience of western methods of teaching and learning so that you can progress onto a relevant Masters course in our Department of Language and Linguistics.

At Essex, you can progress onto our MA Applied Linguistics, or our MA TEFL/TESOL.

Our International Academy offers some of the best routes for international students to enter higher education in the UK. Our innovative courses and programmes have proved very successful with international students and have also attracted UK students because of the distinctive learning environment we offer.

If you are an international student, you may find that the education system in the UK is slightly different from other countries and, sometimes, that the transition to the British system can be challenging. Our courses help you to settle in and adapt to life in the UK.

Our applied linguistics modules examine topics related to second language acquisition and learning, and the principles of teaching English as a foreign language. They also deal with the relationship between learning a first and a second language, language aptitude, language teaching methods, techniques, materials and testing.

We have one of the largest and most prestigious language and linguistics departments in the world, a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us firmly within the Top 10 departments in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and among the Top 150 departments on the planet (QS World University Rankings 2016).

Our expert staff

Our staff maintain excellent student-staff ratios with capped language-specific seminars.

In applied linguistics, Florence Myles, Monika Schmid, Sophia Skoufaki, Karen Roehr-Brackin, Adela Gánem-Gutiérrez, and Roger Hawkins focus on the learning of second and further languages, whilst Julian Good and Christina Gkonou focus on issues to do with the classroom teaching of English as a foreign language.

Accreditation

Our International Academy offers some of the best routes for international students to enter higher education in the UK. Our innovative courses and programmes have proved very successful with international students and have also attracted home students because of the distinctive learning environment we offer.
Studying at university is exciting and rewarding, enabling you to study new and fascinating subjects in ways that may be different from those you have previously experienced. If you are an international student, you may find that the education system in the UK is slightly different from other countries and, sometimes, that the transition to the British system can be challenging. Our courses help you to settle in and adapt to life in the UK.
Our facilitiesBy studying within our International Academy, you will have access to our University’s main library and also to our International Academy’s Learning Resource Centre. Our Department of Language and Linguistics’ Spicer Library is also open to our postgraduates.
There are computer labs for internet research; classrooms with access to PowerPoint facilities for student presentations; AV facilities for teaching and access to web-based learning materials.

Programme Structure

Postgraduate study is the chance to take your education to the next level. The combination of compulsory and optional modules means our courses help you develop extensive knowledge in your chosen discipline, whilst providing plenty of freedom to pursue your own interests. Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore to ensure your course is as relevant and up-to-date as possible your core module structure may be subject to change.

For many of our courses you’ll have a wide range of optional modules to choose from – those listed in this example structure are, in many instances, just a selection of those available. Our Programme Specification gives more detail about the structure available to our current postgraduate students, including details of all optional modules.

Year 1

  • English for Academic Purposes

  • Research Methods

  • Second Language Learning

  • Structure of English

  • Advanced English for Academic Purposes

  • Extended English for Academic Purposes Project

Teaching

  • Your teaching consists of interactive classes, workshops and tutorials

  • There will be an emphasis on learner independence, peer- and self-assessment

  • You will also have the opportunity to attend seminars organised by our Department of Language and Linguistics

Assessment

  • Your assessed coursework will generally consist of essays, in-class tests and individual oral presentations

  • You may be required to sit exams during the third term of your academic year

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Test Scores

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Academic Requirements

  • This course is only available to international applicants.
  • IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 9750 International
  • GBP 4760 EU/EEA

Funding

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