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Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne

Linguistics at the University of Melbourne is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 13 in the world in the 2016 QS World Rankings by Subject.

The Master of Applied Linguistics offers theoretical and practical training to give you the competitive edge to build your graduate career in language teaching, language assessment, language program evaluation and beyond. It is designed to boost your professional knowledge and sharpen your vocational skills in a wide range of areas.

Students may focus on one of 5 specialisations:

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Technology and language learning
  • Language testing
  • English language
  • Modern languages

New Stream: Modern Languages

The Master of Applied Linguistics now has a Modern Languages stream. This includes a range of subjects that focus specifically on developing language skills and cultural competency in modern languages at the graduate level. Languages include French, German, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic! This exciting new addition to an innovative program welcomes professionals working with modern languages in education, translating, trade relations, diplomacy, the public service, international public relations and related areas.

Students of the Master of Applied Linguistics will have the opportunity to

  • acquire advanced level understanding of current issues, concepts and research methods in targeted areas of chosen discipline; and
  • complete the Minor Thesis elective to activate a pathway to a PhD.

Program: Master of Applied Linguistics
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Duration: 1–2 years (dependent upon candidate’s background)
Semester intake: March

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent, with an average of 70% or above.

Apply to the University of Melbourne linguistics program!

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Find out more about studying linguistics at the University of Melbourne. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Linguistics Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at 1-866-698-7355 or shannon@oztrekk.com.

 

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Study linguistics at the University of Melbourne

Did you know linguistics at the University of Melbourne was ranked No.12 in the world in the 2014 QS World Rankings?

The Master of Applied Linguistics offers theoretical and practical training to give you the competitive edge to build your graduate career in language teaching, language assessment, language program evaluation and beyond. It is designed to boost your professional knowledge and sharpen your vocational skills in a wide range of areas.

Focus on one of five specialisations:

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Technology and language learning
  • Language testing
  • English language
  • Modern languages

The Master of Applied Linguistics Modern Languages specialisation welcomes professionals working with modern languages in education, translating, trade relations, diplomacy, the public service, international public relations and related areas. The program offers a range of subjects that focus specifically on developing language skills and cultural competency in modern languages at the graduate level. Languages include French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Program: Master of Applied Linguistics
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Duration: 2 years
Semester intake: March

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent, with an average of 70% or above.

Apply to the University of Melbourne linguistics program!

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Are you interested in studying linguistics at the University of Melbourne or at other Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Linguistics Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Macquarie University Professor Wins Australian Linguistics Society Award

Macquarie University Professor, Ingrid Piller, has been given top honours by the Australian Linguistics Society. She was recently awarded with the annual Talkley Award.

According to Macquarie University, the award recognizes the person whose work has done the most to increase public understanding of language. The committee cited Piller’s outstanding commitment to communicate applied sociolinguistics research through Language on the Move.

Piller’s Language on the Move has been operational for more than three years and has grown exponentially in that time. It currently hosts more than 300 research blog posts, the video exhibition Japanese on the Move, conference presentations and open-access research publications. Language on the Move attracts about 1,000 visitors per day, making it not only a fountain of information, but also a linguistics community of academics, students and practitioners.

Aside from her work with Language on the Move, Macquarie University said Piller was recognized for her dedication to promoting bilingual education in Australia and focusing public attention on the challenges of language learning in the context of migration and globalisation.

The Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University is the largest of its kind in Australia, and included substantial postgraduate programs, a full undergraduate program, more than 900 postgraduate coursework students, nearly 100 research students and four research centres of international standing. The Department of Linguistics has long been recognized for its research and teaching.

Canadian students studying undergraduate degrees in linguistics, languages, psychology or education, often seek Macquarie University’s postgraduate study options. OzTREKK helps numerous Canadian graduates in this respect, who are looking to study in Australia for the specialized linguistics programs, combined with the experience of studying internationally.

The Speech, Hearing and Language Research Centre at Macquarie fosters both clinical and applied research as well as collaborative research between the number of research groups and with other research centres. The Centre also contains active Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology clinics. The Centre is one of the oldest research centres at Macquarie University and has a long and successful history, attracting significant competitive research funding and industrial contracts and consultancies.

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Apply to Australian Linguistics and Language Studies at Australian Universities! Learn more about the highly-respected Macquarie University School of Linguistics.