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Masters by Coursework
- Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)
This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Bentley Campus
Learn practical language teaching methodologies and how to plan syllabuses and language assessment procedures.
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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.
- 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
- 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
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2022
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
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).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
Special Study Period 2
- Partially online
Special Study Period 3
- Partially online
Special Study Period 4
- Partially online
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- Curtin course code: MC-APLING
- CRICOS code: 023985G
- Last updated on: 12/08/2022