United Arab Emirates University
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics (TESOL)
The BA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL offered by the Department of Linguistics is designed to provide students with relevant substantive, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological tools, necessary to work successfully as English language teachers. Students take a range of courses aimed at developing and enhancing their knowledge and understanding of language teaching, including Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Pedagogical Structure and Second Language Acquisition and Learning. A further important component of the course is the Teaching Practicum, which is designed to provide hands-on practice in using a variety of techniques to manage classroom interactions and enable students to prepare and implement lesson plans and materials. Via collaboration with the Ministry of Education, practicum students are placed at various sites within the UAE. In addition, practicum students gain experience within the University General Requirements Units (UGRU) and the Foundation Program at UAEU.