Would you like to have a career teaching English or Chinese? Then find out more about this programme which is available to students with or without language teaching experience. Gain insights into the theory and practice of language learning and teaching, and develop your teaching skills, extending your career options on an international scale.
As with our other programmes at Richmond, you’ll be able to study one programme and gain two degrees, one from the UK and one from the US.
This MA programme combines both theory and practical skills and begins in the first semester with a course on the principles of teaching a language. You’ll also consider how to design a teaching course, develop it and then consider different methods of assessment for students. You’ll then go on to look at how to teach English and Chinese specifically.
In the second semester, you’ll examine a diverse range of subjects including Language Policies, Markets and Technologies (including the social, economic and environmental implications of language); Research in Language Learning and Pedagogy, looking at the methods and activities of teaching.
In the final semester you’ll have the opportunity to do a research project, with or without an accredited internship, both of which will enable you to use the knowledge and skills learned on the programme.
Those students who focus on teaching English do not need to know Chinese, but if you’re interested in teaching Chinese you must know English which is required for entering the programme at the University.
Top 5 Reasons to Study MA Applied Linguistics: Language Teaching
- You will learn how to teach, communicate, and analyse with the help of experts in linguistics and English and Chinese languages
- Learn how to conduct research in a linguistics capacity which will extend your career options
- Gain valuable work experience through an optional integrated internship
- Small class sizes (10 person class on average) enables individual attention for students from professors and academic advisers
- Access to a central London location that is at the hub of international development and strong influence of Asian communities
Students have a wide range of employment offers, destinations and opportunities when they complete their course; from positions at the Higher Education Institutions to translator jobs at international organizations.
We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.2 (Lower Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent
Please refer to our Postgraduate How to Apply page for details on English Language requirements.