You'll be taught through a range of lectures, seminars and workshops, giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and transferable skills.
Creative teaching methods
Core modules are taught via lectures, giving you the opportunity to learn a range of disciplines alongside your course mates.
Optional modules are taught to smaller groups, so you can interact and share your knowledge, speaking about aspects of your study and discuss and debate the things you are learning about.
You'll get the opportunity to share your work with your peers, develop your communication skills and enjoy a collaborative environment.
MA TESOL modules
You'll have core modules in second language learning principles, foundations of language study, research design methods, and academic practices in applied linguistics, with a range of optional modules.
MA Applied Linguistics modules
You'll have core modules in second language learning principles, sociolinguistics and approaches to discourse analysis, with the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules.
MA TESOL: Portfolio Track
Watch this video to find out why Eunhee Lee selected to follow the Portfolio Track of her MA TESOL and why she chose to study at the University of Reading.
Two core modules on each course are assessed by examination.
The programme includes either a dissertation, in which you'll plan and execute an original research project under the guidance of a supervisor, or a teaching portfolio in which you design teaching approaches and materials and reflect on their teaching practices.
Events and activities
As soon as you arrive you will have the opportunity to make new friends and meet new people through a series of Welcome Week events.
Throughout your time here at Reading you will have the chance to participate in a range of social and scholarly activities in the Department such as seminars, conferences, and informal gatherings with classmates and lecturers.
You can take part in the Staff/Student Committees and provide us with valuable feedback about your learning experience.
Why study with us?
You will be taught by experts in applied linguistics and language education, who are known for their research in their specialties.
Our Department is in the top 150 worldwide for English Language and Literature (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022).