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University of Nottingham: Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching MA

Institution University of Nottingham
Department School of English
Telephone +44 (0) 115 951 5559
Study type Taught


If you are a current language teacher, or interested in pursuing a career in teaching, this course is for you. We explore key issues in English language teaching from multiple perspectives, including:

  • second language acquisition

  • motivation and individual learner differences

  • psycholinguistics

  • discourse analysis

  • corpus linguistics

Our compulsory modules will give you a grounding in quantitative and qualitative research methods and key issues central to our understanding of second language acquisition.

You are also able to choose optional modules, which cover topics including:

  • language teaching: speaking and listening

  • group dynamics and motivation

  • English vocabulary: teaching and learning

  • psychology of language

  • intercultural communication


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