Please type in or upload a statement in support of your application (min. 300 words).
Among the things you may wish to include are:
- why you are applying for this course
- how your previous education and experience relates to this course of study
- how this course fits into your long-term academic or career plans
Enrolling in Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics with TESOL embodies my professional enhancement as a lecturer's assistant at a tertiary education level and as an instructor at a private institution in Indonesia. My specific interest in pursuing to study at Master degree in Applied Linguistics with TESOL, however, is to extend my understanding and expertise in English language teaching. I am also interested in studying at the University of Sheffield because of its reputation in leading minds in the world, creating outstanding graduates and empowering international students to be able to pursue their future careers.
In connection with the reason why I choose to study in the UK rather than in my home country, because there will be more possibilities for me to enlarge my English language skills, i.e. considering that I am now still holding a position as an English Teacher/ Tutor. Thus, the condition is obviously depicted as invaluable and worth trying.
After completing my postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield, in fact upon the university offered me the chance as one of university's valuable students, I intend to devote myself as a permanent lecturer at the institution where I am currently employed. Dealing with the policy which Indonesian Department of Higher Education specify e.g. academic practice, community service, and research, firstly, I intend to facilitate the students' needs, especially in the academic practice more collaboratively in their major field of study (English Language Education Program). Secondly, I will expand my non-profit community service program that I have done so far by encouraging the usage of bilingual (English-Indonesian) for non-English subject lecturers in University of Muhammadiyah Jember regarding to the future needs of globalisation. Lastly, I am going to get involved in developing research for anything concerns to my academic expertise.
In sum, I am looking forwards to being successfully admitted to study with the University of Sheffield at Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics with TESOL for the sake of my personal as well as my professional development.