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MC-APLING

Applied Linguistics

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

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    023985G
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Special Study Period 4, 2023

11 September 2023

Applications now closed!

Special Study Period 1, 2024

7 August 2023

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Special Study Period 2, 2024

4 March 2024

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Special Study Period 3, 2024

Applications now open!

8 August 2024

Special Study Period 4, 2024

9 September 2024

7 November 2024

Course outline

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.

What jobs can the Applied Linguistics course lead to?

  • 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.

An education/teaching degree assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian degree (normally a Bachelor of Education or a four-year combined/double education degree e.g. BSc/BEd)

OR

A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time equivalent and either a Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching or equivalent, Graduate Certificate in TESOL or CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) or equivalent

OR

A bachelor degree of at least three years full time equivalent and at least two years' full-time documented language teaching experience in the last ten years

OR an honours or master's degree.

 

To study the Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) at SEAMEO RETRAC, the academic and English language proficiency entry requirements are different to Curtin Perth. This is due to Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) accreditation requirements. For details contact SEAMEO RETRAC macurtin@vnseameo.org.

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 and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$21,095*

Domestic

Domestic

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).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Special Study Period 4
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

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

2025

Special Study Period 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • On campus
  • Online

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.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-APLING
  • CRICOS code: 023985G
  • Last updated on: 13 June 2024

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