Master of Applied Linguistics

University of Newcastle

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching. The NSW Department of Education will recognise graduates of the award, where they have a teaching degree and have been registered as teachers with the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA).

Course Fee:

Australian: $18,440
International: $29,385

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor Degree in a discipline area with 1 year relevant work experience; or Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline area; or Bachelor Honours degree in a relevant discipline area. For the purposes of admission, Discipline Areas include Linguistics, Education, English, Languages, Psychology and Speech Pathology. Relevant work experience is as a teacher of English as a second/foreign language.

Structure:

This program requires students to complete 80 units (8 courses worth 10 units each), including 40 units of compulsory courses and 40 units of directed courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied linguistics

Further information:

This program offers flexible delivery with face-to-face and/or online course enrollment options.

Recognition:

The NSW Department of Education will recognise graduates of the Master of Applied Linguistics as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, where they have also completed an accredited teaching degree and have been registered as teachers with the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA). For recognition in other states and territories, graduates should contact the Department of Education in the relevant jurisdiction to determine the specific requirements for recognition as an ESL teacher.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan No info Yes Online 1 - 4 years
Callaghan No info Yes Full time 1 year
Callaghan No info Yes Part time 2 - 4 years

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