Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: Answer to Three Questions. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. I have applied and have been accepted unconditionally to read for Bristol’s and Durham’s MSc and MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) respectively, and Warwick’s MA in English Language Teaching. However, the area of my desired concentration, which is language learning, does not fit the courses offered as it mainly focus on language teaching of English, while touching on modules in Applied Linguistics for TESOL.
On the contrary, Oxford’s MSc in Applied Linguistics offers students the methods and practices in teaching, including its theoretical and practical aspects. The course is designed to include an additional optional module in English Language Teaching, which has been my initial intention of pursuing. The course also provides students with problem solving and research skills, as well as develops critical analysis. Also, the course widens students’ knowledge of language learning as it is integrates different disciplines in the area.
What attracts me most to Oxford learning is the fact that the course offered allows students to display their intellect and creativity through extensive research on current issues and discussions. The environment it has created makes for a very conducive place to study, perform research or to merely catch up on leisure reading. The school has a large resource base of libraries to equip students with millions of materials in various formats and numerous reading rooms for students. Moreover, there are available research seminars for students to attend and this can assist students in the normal course of work, and plenty of opportunities for contact with academic staff and graduate students. This support system is very favorable and an attractive point to students.