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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.

 

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Study applied linguistics at the University of Queensland

Linguistics—the scientific study of language—explores how humans communicate by examining the relationships between structure, meaning and context. By studying linguistics at the University of Queensland, you’ll discover how we learn language and use it, change it, share it. You’ll also analyse the social and historical contexts in which various languages are or have been spoken, to understand what distinguishes each language from another. These courses encourage you to develop a deeper understanding of how sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax), signs (semiotics) and meaning (semantics) can create or confound communication success.

Study applied linguistics at UQ

Study applied linguistics at the University of Queensland

Why study Applied Linguistics?

Applied linguistics provides a strong understanding of concepts, current issues and research methods in the core areas of applied linguistics. Students will acquire specialised knowledge of theory and practice in targeted areas of language teaching, technology, and sociolinguistics/ intercultural issues. While studying applied linguistics, students will develop an ability to apply their knowledge to professional and practical tasks in teaching and other areas and an understanding of principal directions in current thinking and applications of the field.

What can you do with a degree in linguistics?

  • Writer
  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Lexicographer
  • Consultant
  • Copy writer

Program: Master of Applied Linguistics
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intakes: February and July
Application deadline: May 31 and November 30 each year

Entry requirements

  • Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 4.5; or
  • GCAppLing or GDipAppLing with a GPA of 4.5; or
  • Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4.5 and a minimum of two years language teaching experience.

Apply to a University of Queensland linguistics program!

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Are you interested in studying applied linguistics at the University of Queensland? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Linguistics Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at 1-866-698-7355 or shannon@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Monash professor appointed Chair in Cultural Linguistics

Professor Farzad Sharifian has recently been appointed as the Chair in Cultural Linguistics at Monash, the first appointment of its kind in the world, establishing Monash’s position as the leading institution in this newly developed field of research.

Monash University Linguistics

Professor Farzad Sharifian holds the Chair of Cultural Linguistics within the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (Photo credit: Monash University)

Cultural linguistics explores the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations. This field has important implications for intercultural and cross-cultural communication, an area of commitment and priority for Monash University.

Professor Rae Frances, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, said that she was proud to have the Chair in Cultural Linguistics in her faculty.

“It is very fitting recognition of Professor Sharifian’s impressive and innovative research, drawing together as it does cutting edge concepts from diverse and complementary disciplines to produce new perspectives on the intersection between culture, cognition and language, with wide-ranging implications.”

It is also fitting that the world’s first Chair in Cultural Linguistics is an Australian appointment, since it was Professor Sharifian’s research into inter-cultural communication between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians that led to the establishment of this new field. Professor Sharifian explains that “the data from this Australian research contributes significantly to the development of the cultural linguistics field.”

Recognized worldwide as a leading authority in the field of Cultural Linguistics, Professor Sharifian has developed a theoretical and an analytical framework of cultural cognition, cultural conceptualisations, and language, and these frameworks have so far been successfully applied to the areas of intercultural communication, cross-cultural pragmatics, teaching English as an International Language, World Englishes, and political discourse analysis.

The international publisher Springer has just launched a book series with the title of Cultural Linguistics, with Professor Sharifian as its Series Editor. Professor Sharifian is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the recently launched the International Journal of Language and Culture (John Benjamins).

The First International Conference of Cultural Linguistics will be held at Monash Prato Centre in July 2016, with Professor Sharifian as a keynote speaker. Monash University has also launched a new scholarship entitled The Farzad Sharifian PhD Scholarship in the field of Cultural Linguistics.

Professor Sharifian is currently the President of Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, a Director of the International Association for World Englishes, and a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

Study Linguistics at Monash University

Program: Master of Applied Linguistics
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Duration: 1 / 1.5 / 2 years (depending on candidate’s background)
Semester intake: February or July each year

Apply to the Master of Applied Linguistics at Monash University!

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Would you like more information about linguistics and language studies at Monash University? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Linguistics Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Master of Applied Linguistics at Monash University

The Master of Applied Linguistics broadens your knowledge of how language works in the context of globalisation, with opportunities for research and internships. Applied linguistics has become widely recognised for its ability to solve language-related problems at both the micro and macro levels.

Monash University‘s multilingual and multicultural classes stimulate lively discussion about the differences between languages and language-learning experiences, and how these relate to the theories and issues covered in the unit. Classes are taught by leading scholars in their field. Monash is renowned for its expertise in Japanese applied linguistics, as well as Australian and Austronesian languages.

Applied linguistics at Monash has an international reputation for producing top graduates, particularly in the areas of Japanese applied linguistics, English as an international language, and the study of multilingualism more broadly. Graduates work in mono- and multi-lingual settings, with careers as language teachers, language-education and assessment experts, speech pathologists, interpreters and translators. They work in industries where language and communication are crucial; for example, in the health areas of speech therapy and speech pathology, or in the engineering or computational fields related to language and speech technology, such as speech recognition and synthesis.

Program: Master of Applied Linguistics
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Duration: 1/1.5/2 years (depending on candidate’s background)
Semester intake: February or July each year

Apply to the Master of Applied Linguistics at Monash University!

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Get more information about studying linguistics and language studies at Monash University! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Linguistics Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

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).

Friday, January 9th, 2015

UQ Master of Applied Linguistics

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and it explores how humans communicate by examining the relationships between structure, meaning and context.

UQ Master of Applied Linguistics

Study linguistics and language studies at UQ

At the University of Queensland, students will discover how we learn language and use it, change it, share it. You’ll also analyse the social and historical contexts in which various languages are or have been spoken, to understand what distinguishes each language from another. Studying linguistics at UQ encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of how sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), sentences (syntax), signs (semiotics) and meaning (semantics) can create or confound communication success.

Why study the UQ Master of Applied Linguistics?

The Master of Applied Linguistics program offers a range of coursework focusing on Applied Linguistics subjects. The course has two major roles: as a professional development course, and also as an opportunity to explore options and develop specializations for further study. The intended students in this program are teachers (of English and other languages as second languages), language professionals (e.g., translators, interpreters) and graduates who wish to pursue their careers in language areas. The program offers a range of Applied Linguistics subjects and basic linguistics subjects which enable students to develop basic and advanced understanding of Applied Linguistics, and to undertake research training through the coursework dissertation.

University of Queensland Graduate Linguistics and Languages Degrees
Master of Applied Linguistics
Master of Audiology Studies (vocational, professional program)
Master of Arts (Linguistics)
Master of Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing)
Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation
Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting (English and Chinese)
Master of Speech Pathology Studies (vocational, professional program)
Plus, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates are available in all Master of Arts program areas.

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Get more information about studying linguistics and language studies at the University of Queensland! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Linguistics Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

University of Newcastle linguistics

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?

University of Newcastle Linguistics School

Study linguistics at the University of Newcastle

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.

Entry requirements

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.)

Apply to the University of Newcastle Linguistics program!

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Are you interested in studying linguistics at the University of Newcastle? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Linguistics Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355 for more information!

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Sydney’s hilarious Faculty of Arts video

“Couldn’t get into anything else.”

“No specific career path.”

“Takes basket-weaving and dance to boost their grades.”

“Probably won’t finish.”

All of these statements are about the average arts student. Unfair? You bet! In an increasingly competitive global student market, it can be difficult for universities to cut through the crowds and stand out, especially when the degree you are promoting is prone to being negatively stereotyped.

In a bid to draw attention to one of the University of Sydney‘s flagship degrees, the Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has released a bold new video that makes fun of these stereotypes in order to dispel them—and ultimately tells the real story of studying in the humanities and social sciences at one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight universities.

The new video, created in the style of a “What People Think I Do” internet meme, uses humour to address parent and student fears and assumptions about studying an arts degree. The misconceptions addressed include arts students as slackers, self-righteous protesters and pretentious hipsters. The video, Sydney’s What Arts Students Really Do also includes references to quinoa, non-conformist visual essays and the inventive use of an Xbox 360 controller.

But it’s not all tongue-in-cheek. The concluding segment of the meme, “What We Actually Do,” presents a realistic picture of what studying arts at the University of Sydney is really like, with perspectives from the dean of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Duncan Ivison, prominent academics, students, alumni and employers who value the characteristics that an arts degree instills in its graduates.

University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

With 23 single and combined undergraduate arts degrees and more than 45 majors to choose from (including 15 languages), and 34 postgraduate coursework programs spanning traditional and emerging disciplines, as well as the countless array of research opportunities—the University of Sydney offers the most comprehensive range of humanities and social sciences programs in Australia.

Master of International Studies

The Master of International Studies equips you with key analytical and critical skills for understanding world politics. The degree offers a wide variety of units of study that bring you an in-depth understanding of the forces and institutions that shape the relations between states and the governance of societies across the globe. Undertaking a Master of International Studies at the University of Sydney will give you access to world class experts in broad politics and international relations field.

Professional Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of International Studies will draw on their analytical skills of current, critical global issues to pursue careers in the Australian diplomatic corps, international organizations, media, consulting firms and the public service.

Admission Requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree with a credit (65%) average from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification;
  • completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in International Studies with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics trains you to apply your knowledge of language in a diverse range of contexts, including translation, journalism and media, language policy and planning, website design and socio-educational development work.  This degree is also suitable for people involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), second language teaching (SLT), and the teaching of modern languages.

Professional Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Applied Linguistics may pursue careers or further study in translation, journalism and media, language policy and planning, website design and socio-educational development work. The course may also be undertaken by people involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), second language teaching (SLT) and the teaching of modern languages.

Admission Requirements

  • completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics with a minimum credit (65%) average or an equivalent qualification;
  • or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (65%) average, from the University of Sydney, including a major in a relevant subject area, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • a bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (65%) average, from the University of Sydney in any subject area, or an equivalent qualification; and either a relevant professional qualification; or recent, relevant, professional experience.

Apply now to the University of Sydney!

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Arts and Humanities postgraduate programs at Australian universities cover a wide range of studies. Universities in Australia offer courses that are innovative and responsive to the workplace. Canadian students have numerous options for studying postgraduate Arts and Humanities in Australia.

Contact OzTREKK for further information about the arts degrees offered at the University of Sydney, and about studying in Australia.