Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course offers professionals from a wide variety of disciplines the opportunity to expand their knowledge of how language works in the context of globalisation. Students will gain a critical understanding of theoretical and practical issues relating to applied linguistics, including second/foreign language acquisition, language teaching, language contact and intercultural communication. The course has two specialisations to choose from: Applied Linguistics Teaching world Englishes for international communication. The applied linguistics specialisation is ideal for a range of professionals, including interpreters, editors, policy makers and health care professionals, in short anyone working with language issues in a multilingual and multicultural context. It is also recommended for teachers of VCE English language, language teachers (including English as a second language) and generalist teachers looking to improve their knowledge of grammar/language structures. The teaching world Englishes for international communication specialisation is ideal for ESL teachers, policy makers or anyone considering taking up a position teaching/working in a country where English is not the native language of the majority of the population. In either specialisation students will be able to apply their learning to their own context as part of the assessment process and have the opportunity to complete a research project or internship. The research training in applied linguistics that they will receive, and also equip them as a graduate to make a significant professional contribution to the field.
Core subjects, electives, a research study option, experiential learning, international opportunities
- Applied linguistics
- Teaching world Englishes for international communication
Standard entry requirements
- Entry level 1: Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)
- Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent. Entry level 2: Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)
- Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including linguistics, applied linguistics, language study or teaching, translation and interpreting, TESOL and speech pathology with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent Entry level 3 Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)
- Four-year Australian honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including linguistics, applied linguistics, language study or teaching, translation and interpreting.
No prior knowledge in area required to undertake this course. Credit possible for previous humanities and social sciences study. Early exits possible.
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