Have you studied a bachelor degree in another language, education, English, psychology or speech pathology and would now like to use these skills to expand your career into the world of linguistics?
If you are truly fascinated by the English language and how it can be affected by social and cultural influences or want to learn and develop different techniques for teaching English as a second language, the Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle may be for you.
The program combines theoretical perspectives, experimental studies and practical applications to develop a well-rounded comprehension and experience base for students. Students will graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), academic research, language testing or language planning and policy.
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to create theoretically motivated language teaching curricula and to improve effectiveness as a teacher of English as a second or foreign language.
The Master of Applied Linguistics combines theoretical perspectives, experimental studies and practical applications to develop a well-rounded comprehension and experience base for students.
Students will be provided with the opportunity to undertake practical experience in the classroom and one-on-one teaching by engaging in up to 200 hours of placement in an appropriate educational setting (e.g., schools, TAFE and Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students [ELICOS]).
Program: Master of Applied Linguistics
Semester intake: February
Duration: 1 year
Location: Newcastle (Callaghan campus), New South Wales
Application deadline: It is recommended that applications be submitted at least 3 months prior to the program start date.
Admission to the Applied Linguistics program requires prior completion of a bachelor degree in a related course area or equivalent recognised prior learning. (“Related course areas” include education, English, languages, linguistics, psychology, and speech pathology.)