Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Introduction to Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Leicester

The course explored key areas of applied linguistics, such as psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, phonology and looked at how these can be applied to investigating real world language-related problems. The course investigated the field’s impact on important issues - for example, reducing gender bias in language use; raising awareness of accent discrimination and improving methods and approaches to language learning, teaching and assessment.

6 weeks, 3 hours per week


Pamela Rogerson-Revell

Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics

University of Leicester


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the key areas of applied linguistics and how these can be related to language teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of applied linguistics, including language structure, language acquisition and language use in relation to culture, society, communication.
  • Explore the role of language within the broader field of communication, particularly in language teaching and learning.
  • Collect language data, organize it appropriately, and carry out initial linguistic analysis of that data.
  • Reflect on and value diverse perspectives on language use and language users in society.
  • Contribute knowledgeably to discussions on contemporary linguistic issues in a multilingual society.


  • Have you ever met an applied linguist?
  • Language and the big decisions in life
  • Inspiring language learning
  • The social role of pronunciation
  • Investigating language in use
  • Joining the Applied Linguistics and TESOL community at Leicester

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Introduction to Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Leicester