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Applied Linguistics

Masters by Coursework

MC-APLING

Course
Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)
CRICOS
023985G
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

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.

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

Entry requirements

If graduates are intending to apply for their MA (Applied Linguistics) to be accredited with the Ministry of Education Vietnam, they will need to possess an IELTS overall band score of 7.0 as per MOET requirements.

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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

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

Essential course prerequisites

Applicants require a degree that is assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian teaching degree. Some examples of this are:

  • A Bachelor of Education
  • A four-year combined/double education degree
  • A three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification.

If graduates are intending to apply for their MA (Applied Linguistics) to be accredited with the Ministry of Education Vietnam, they will need to possess an IELTS overall band score of 7.0 as per MOET requirements.

Advanced standing

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,500*
Total indicative course fee $31,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $31,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,800*
Total indicative course fee $31,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $31,600*

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).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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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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  • Curtin course code: MC-APLING
  • CRICOS code: 023985G
  • Last updated on: June 4, 2020