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ELT (English for Young Learners) - MA

The aim of this degree is to provide an understanding of the theoretical foundations of language development and language teaching and to study the ways in which theory can be applied to the teaching of English to Young Learners (children between the ages of 5 and 12), in order to bring about improvements in practice.

The programme has been designed for qualified and experienced teachers from a variety of professional backgrounds. It is particularly suitable for English Language Teaching personnel in primary and junior schools in both the private and the public sector, teacher training colleges, universities and departments in ministries of education such as the inspectorate and the curriculum development centre.

Core Modules:
• Issues and Research in ELT
• Research Methodology for English Language Teaching
• SLA and Classroom Language Learning
• Spoken Interaction
• Approaches to Written Discourse
• English for Young Learners
• Professional Practice (English for Young Learners)
• Dissertation

Optional Modules:
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Each programme is taught by a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. In addition, inexperienced teachers will have the opportunity to conduct peer-teaching and use this experience to deepen theoretical and practical understanding.

In all programmes, importance is placed on research-led teaching and developing students’ understanding of research principles and methods, as well as the ability to consider the relationship between research and practice.

All students will take a module on research methodology and complete a dissertation with the support of a supervisor.

Programmes within the department of Applied Linguistics are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices you make.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2-4 years

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline 

English Language requirements

Band A (with 6.5 in Writing and no component below 6.0)

Location of study

Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,500 per year
Overseas: £19,300 per year

Part-time: (Part-time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £9,650 per year

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.