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Applied Linguistics

Master by coursework

Learn practical language teaching methodologies and how to plan syllabuses and language assessment procedures.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    023985G
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Special Study Period 4, 2022

12 September 2022

Applications now closed!

Special Study Period 1, 2023

Applications now open!

9 February 2023

Special Study Period 2, 2023

6 March 2023

11 May 2023

Special Study Period 3, 2023

8 May 2023

10 August 2023

Special Study Period 4, 2023

11 September 2023

9 November 2023

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Why study Applied Linguistics at Curtin?

Highly ranked course

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Outline

Outline

English is one of the most spoken languages in the world, making it key to effective communication between people in a myriad of social, cultural and economic contexts. 

The Master of Applied linguistics course prepares you for these contexts by combining practical and theoretical units in the field. It is designed for language education professionals who intend to teach English as a second or additional language in Australia or overseas.

The combination of practical and theoretical units provides a rich learning experience. Your skills in TESOL will be enhanced as you connect global issues with TESOL teaching and evaluate language teaching course design and assessment practices.

Investigating second or additional language acquisition will provide you with a backdrop to language teaching methodologies as will learning about Englishes spoken around the world.

You will also become aware of the role of language in society and acquire the skills you need to conduct your own research project in applied linguistics. 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Career information

  • TESOL (EAL/D) teacher

 

What you'll learn

  • understand the theoretical principles and research practices underlying contemporary language education and Applied Linguistics and apply them in a sustainable manner
  • formulate and investigate problems, propose solutions to current practices, and reflect critically on the relevant empirical and theoretical literature
  • identify, access, analyse and synthesise information from a wide range of sources using appropriate technologies
  • communicate information and ideas effectively in speech and writing in ways that are appropriate for a range of audiences
  • engage effectively with appropriate technologies to store and communicate relevant information in conjunction with contemporary language education and Applied Linguistics practices
  • demonstrate capacity for independent self-directed learning; critically evaluate personal performance through a range of learning interactions; respond to feedback with a view to development as a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner
  • consider language education, Applied Linguistics and professional issues from a variety of perspectives and value-systems with a view to informing and improving professional practice and applying international standards
  • appreciate the value of individual and cultural differences in language use and learning, and the important implications they have for effective practice and professionalism in the workplace
  • work both independently and as part of a team in a way that demonstrates professionalism, a commitment to social and ethical practices and the capacity for future leadership in the field of language education and Applied Linguistics

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

  • a four-year education/teaching degree (normally Bachelor of Education or combined BSc/BEd) from a recognised institution
  • a three-year bachelor degree or equivalent and either a Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching or equivalent
  • a three-year bachelor degree or equivalent and either a Graduate Certificate in TESOL or CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) or equivalent
  • a three-year bachelor degree or equivalent and have had at least two years’ full-time documented language-teaching experience in the past 10 years 
  • an honours or master degree

 

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $20,090*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Special Study Period 4
  • Online
  • Partially online

2023

Special Study Period 1
  • On campus
Special Study Period 2
  • On campus
Special Study Period 3
  • On campus
Special Study Period 4
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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