Master Program in Applied Linguistics in Europe

View Masters Programs in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017

Applied Linguistics

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

The field of applied linguistics focuses on the processes of both learning and using language. Multilingualism is one of the areas of this field. Both language teachers and translators use knowledge gained in applied linguistics in their careers.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

View all Master Programs in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017

Read More

Master in PNNL PFL and PL2

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The main objective of the Master in PNNL PFL and PL2 is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools for action in the PLNM PLE/ PL2, helping to update and enhance knowledge relating both to the Portuguese language, literature and culture and to the literatures and cultures of Portuguese speaking countries, as well as to enhance their applicability in various contexts. [+]

Masters in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017. The main objective of the Master in PNNL PFL and PL2 is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools for action in the PLNM PLE/ PL2, helping to update and enhance knowledge relating both to the Portuguese language, literature and culture and to the literatures and cultures of Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as to enhance their applicability in various contexts. It seeks to respond to requests from the current social context, strongly marked by important changes as a result of migratory movements that have contributed greatly to the cultural and linguistic diversity that today characterize the reality of the country. It also seeks to develop agents capable of implementing a policy of dissemination and consolidation of the Portuguese language and culture in the dynamics of the strategic relations of Portugal with partners in the CPLP and European Union (EU) and other countries of destination of the Portuguese diaspora. [-]

Master in English Philology

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Text Analysis and Pragmatics, Stylistics, Historical Grammar, English Dialects). [+]

Programme content: The two-year study programme includes the study of literature (e.g. Contemporary American Literature, Old and Middle English Literature) and linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Text Analysis and Pragmatics, Stylistics, Historical Grammar, English Dialects). Optional courses, in which students can further specialise, are an integral part of the study. Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Application deadline: February 28th Application procedure: application form original or verified copy of the applicant’s BA diploma supplement (a BA degree in English required) non-refundable processing fee of EUR 25 (free of any bank charges) an abstract (1 to 3 pages) of the applicant’s BA thesis in English or any other academic work in English relevant to the field of study to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam written project (1 to 3 pages) to be presented by the applicant directly at the exam An oral exam, during which the applicant’s knowledge of the English language (English Philology at the bachelor level) is tested, and his/her past achievements and future academic plans are discussed (based on a three-page master’s thesis proposal submitted by the applicant at the exam). Language requirements: English language CEFR level C1 Training methods: seminars, workshops, projects, presentations, essays [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Teaching Of Language And Literature

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. [+]

Masters in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Education: Science Teaching Language and Literature (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd cycle (Masters Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full and part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: 7.1 Purpose The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator. 7.2 Objectives Get acquainted with the necessary research and methodological tools in order to lead them to independent scientific research through the development of critical thinking and acquisition of skills for managing scientific aspects of language and literature. Acquire all those specialized knowledge and methods that are necessary for a variety of innovative applications, linguistics, teaching-methodological and pedagogical, with emphasis on interactive environments and interdisciplinary concepts. Cultivate their interest in linguistic diversity, cultural and cultural wealth, develop skills that will gradually act as resultant development of intercultural communication practices. Deepen the methodology according to their interests, starting from purely theoretical insights and reaching as field investigations and case studies. Career Prospects: Graduates of the program have the following options: 9.1 To seek management position at school level (eg Manager, Assistant Manager) and / or the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Inspector). 9.2 To work as trainers at the Pedagogical Institute. 9.3 Understand academic position at a higher education institution. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program can pursue doctoral studies. [-]

Master in Computer Science: Computational Linguistics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of the program is to get the students ready for research in the area of natural language processing and development of applications dealing with both written and spoken language. Examples of such applications are systems of information retrieval, machine translation, grammar checking, text summarization and information extraction, automatic speech recognition, voice control, spoken dialogue systems, and speech synthesis. [+]

The aim of the program is to get the students ready for research in the area of natural language processing and development of applications dealing with both written and spoken language. Examples of such applications are systems of information retrieval, machine translation, grammar checking, text summarization and information extraction, automatic speech recognition, voice control, spoken dialogue systems, and speech synthesis. Entrance examination – Master's programme Applicants who will not sufficiently demonstrate the necessary background listed above by 9 May 2016, or with their application, will be invited to take the entrance examination in Prague. The entrance examination for a Master's programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University consists of four problems, each worth 25 points. In case of an incomplete solution a proportional number of points will be given. The maximum total score is 100. The minimum score for admission is 40 points out of 100. Depending on the study programme and study branch, the examination has the following structure: Master of Computer Science. All study branches: Computer Science (4 problems, e.g., logic, automata theory, programming, theoretical computer Master’s Entry Requirements The goal of the admissions review process is to select from the pool of applicants those individuals who have shown the best capability and diligence expected of Charles University students. To apply for our Mathematics or Computer Science Master's programmes delivered in English you must - hold or be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma and provide a certified copy thereof; in cases required by law, a certification of equivalence of education must accompany the application, - have sufficient academic background in the relevant fields (see below for details); this can be demonstrated by passing the specialized entrance examination in June 2016 in Prague that is organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, or by providing transcripts (academic records) of your previous education accompanied by syllabi of the completed courses; promising students who do not have this background may be admitted with the provision that they complete the missing knowledge from Bachelor's courses, - have sufficient command of the English language; this can be demonstrated by providing your results in one of the standardized English tests that we recognize. You are also welcome to accompany your application by - a statement of purpose in which you describe your reasons for applying to the proposed programme, your study and possibly also research interests and future career plans, - letters of recommendation as recent as possible from professors and employers who can comment on your recent professional accomplishments and your qualifications for pursuing a Master's degree in mathematics or computer science. English Language Proficiency All applicants must have an adequate command of English in order to enrol at Charles University. An applicant’s proficiency level in English may be demonstrated by various language tests; any language test results should not be older than two years. The only exemption from this requirement is for students who have completed at least two years of their previous education with English as the sole language of instruction in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, or USA. The table below summarizes the minimum requirements in the various tests of English that we recognize; you must meet the minimum score for at least one of the tests listed here, or provide us comparable results for other recognized qualifications (if in doubt please contact us to obtain specific required scores for other internationally recognized English Language qualifications). Test Minimum score TOEFL Paper / Computer / Internet based - 550 / 213 / 80 SAT Critical Reading and Writing - 550 in each part ACT English and Reading - 24 International Baccalaureate English - 6 The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 Cambridge ESOL FCE A level Cambridge ESOL CPE, or Cambridge ESOL CAE - Passed City&Guilds International ESOL, or City&Guilds International Spoken ESOL - Expert level The European Language Certificates - Level TELC English C1 UNIcert English for Mathematicians - Level C1 Melab - 77 Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) - Pass Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) - 605 Vancouver English Centre (VEC) level / online score - 13-14 / 74 General State Language Examination in English in the Czech Republic - Pass Conditions for admission without entrance examination Academic background In this paragraph we summarize the minimum knowledge required for applicants in the various study programmes and study branches offered at our faculty. Master of Computer Science: background in calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, probability, logic, computer programming, algorithms and data structures, computer organization, and the theory of automata and formal grammars. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate student is an expert in application of state-of-the-art statistical as well as rule-based methods in the area of natural language processing. The student is prepared for doctoral studies in this area and for development of software applications of natural language processing such as information retrieval, question answering, summarization and information extraction, machine translation, automatic construction of dictionaries, speech processing (in Czech and other natural languages). Given the general applicability of machine learning and data driven methods, the graduate is also well equipped to use these methods in other domains, such as finances, medicine, and other areas where large quantities of both structured and unstructured data are being analyzed. The graduate has also extensive programming skills. [-]

Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences - Area of Specialisation in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Online Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Educational Sciences, Area of Specialisation in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education, is a Masters for continuous training of kindergarten teachers and teachers in the area of languages. [+]

Masters in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017. The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Educational Sciences, Area of Specialisation in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education, is a Masters for continuous training of kindergarten teachers and teachers in the area of languages. The Master aims: to promote the acquisition and development of knowledge in the area of supervision, with special emphasis in the context of education in languages; to promote the development of skills of self - education of teachers, based on research and education in languages; promote training of teacher educators for elementary and secondary school teachers; foster research and innovation in the field of supervision in language education. Combining areas of transversal and specific training, the Master progressively develops skills in supervision, teaching and research dimensions. The completion of the first year grants students with a Postgraduate Diploma in Pedagogical Supervision in Language Education. The successful completion of the master's programme grants the Master's degree in Educational Sciences. [-]

Master in Empirical and Theoretical Linguistics (ETHEL)

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will... [+]

Linguistic proficiency is a key factor for smart as well as inclusive growth of the economy within Europe as specified in the Europe 2020 strategy and the Education and Training strategic framework 2020. With this in mind, we have designed an innovative and high-quality MA programme in linguistics. The programme is unrivalled in its combination of theoretical and empirical linguistics, which will provide students with cutting-edge skills and competences and enhance their career options in the world of education and training as well as in the world of work. Specifically, the proposed programme provides a thorough exposure to theoretical as well as empirical linguistics. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of linguistic theories for all levels of language, and will learn how to apply them to analyse new sets of linguistic data. They will also be instructed on how to perform empirical studies to test linguistic hypotheses, both in terms of experiments and corpus studies. Great emphasis will be put on the way in which the two research fields can mutually benefit from each other. Students will not only know linguistic theories for their own sake, they will learn how to derive from them empirical research questions that can be validated experimentally. At the same time, empirical approaches to linguistics will always be grounded in theoretical work to suggest potential topics for experiments and for the discussion and interpretation of empirically derived results. The resulting study programme can be summarised as follows. The programme consists of courses for a total of 90 ECTS credit points plus a Master's thesis of 30 ECTS credit points. Courses are distributed over the first three (3) semesters, while most of the work on the Masters thesis is completed in the fourth (4th) semester. This results in a 2-year programme of 120 ECTS credit points. The programme is highly modular: it consists of core and specialized modules. Core modules aim at establishing a firm and uniform foundation for all students attending the programme, independently of their previous background. These modules are compulsory and cover a set of core topics in Linguistics. Specialised modules, on the other hand, may be subject to change. This flexibility is crucial, since the programme needs to respond successfully and effectively to the fast pace of evolution that characterises the study of language, and also wants to maintain its ability to react and adapt quickly to changes on the job market for our graduates. The resulting programme is both student-centred and output-oriented, for it can be adapted to the needs of each student while scientific excellence is always ensured, and it allows for a clear evaluation of the results achieved by the student at each step of their education. Modularity, and the strict regularity imposed in the programme, furthermore ensures that student workload is balanced. ECTS credit points have been carefully assigned to the different courses within each module, taking into account the number of theoretical and practical (study) hours each one requires. A study plan consists of 60 ECTS credit points per year, with a first year dedicated to 50% to the study of foundations of Linguistics, and a research specialisation in the second year of studies. Studying in multi-national and most importantly multilingual groups chosen from different universities in Europe and outside Europe, with English as the instruction language, accompanied by language classes in another European language, contributes in the best possible way to preparing students for the increasing globalisation of science, industry, and commerce. [-]

Master French Language

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 France Angers

The objective of this master is to enable students to acquire theoretical and practical skills in teaching French as a foreign language. [+]

Masters in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017. TRAINING OBJECTIVES The objective of this master is to enable students to acquire theoretical skills and teaching practices of French as a foreign language - exercise the teaching profession - ensuring educational activity and supervision of trainers - build teaching French as a foreign language materials at the national or international level. + THE TRAINING - A professional training with an internship (2 to 5 months) in France or abroad - Interventions of specialized professionals - Close-knit promotions and personalized educational support - a common curriculum and a unique promotion for students face and distance, a collaboration between students - This master is offered in initial or continuous training, or distance. Most of the master-face: - A course offered at a university incorporating a French language center to allow alternate theory and practice. - Partnership agreements with over 85 universities worldwide. Most remote master: - Training via a multimedia platform: forum, wiki, reactivity. - A interactivity between students on the campus of UCO and students of distance courses. ADMISSION Master 1: Students holding one of the following degrees have access as of right to the Master: - Bachelor of Science of language courses FLE - License languages ​​courses FLE - Degree in modern literature courses FLE students holders other advanced degrees (French or foreign) may apply for admission through the validation process of personal and professional experience. Master 2: The students received the examination papers of the first year of a master teaching languages ​​have access to the second year of training master after studying their case. Students holding other advanced degrees (French or foreign) may apply for admission through the validation process of personal and professional experience. TUITION FEES 2014-2015 - From € 3,450 / year (based on revenue) - Training for eligible higher education scholarships. [-]

Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette + 1 more

The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. [+]

Goals The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. In particular, it focuses on issues of linguistic and cultural diversity which arise among other things in the fields of education, communication and in different institutional and professional contexts. In courses and seminars, multilingualism is likewise an integral part of the forms of exchange between the students. In the philosophy of the programme, multilingualism is considered to be of added value in the building of knowledge. At scientific level, the programme: aims to familiarize students with scientific literature dealing with multilingualism and multiculturalism in fields such as sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, education, epistemology, sociology, digital literacy, etc. aims to develop students’ detailed knowledge of the necessary methodological tools, with special emphasis on qualitative research in these areas aims to develop students’ independent research competences aims to accompany the thought processes necessary for students to act as responsible members of society, in connection with issues of multilingualism and multiculturalism Some courses are multilingual. Programme Highlights International Symposium in a Partner University; Master Class with renown international experts; Workplace training through short-term internship; Multilingual and multicultural staff and students; Connections to the public and private sector, including European Institutions Career opportunities Academic careers The MA programme also prepares students for further PhD studies in disciplines such as sociolinguistics, education, anthropology or sociology. Careers beyond the academic world The Master is an interdisciplinary programme that will open up career possibilites in domains such as education, journalism, new media, cultural and diversity management, cultural mediation, business and professional communication, tourism, translation, etc. [-]

Master Of Science In Classical And Modern Philology With The Linguistic State University Of Pyatigorsk - Pslu / Russia

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Caserta Russia Pyatigorsk + 2 more

The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master of study Modern Philology and Linguistics. [+]

Masters in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017. The Department of Arts and Cultural Heritage of the SUN (DiLBeC), From the year. 2015-2016 has activated a new integrated study course with the Institute for International Service of Tourism and Foreign Languages ​​University of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic - PSLU - (Russia). The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master of study Modern Philology and Linguistics. The course lasts two years and includes a training program jointly developed with the stranger at their university and a mobility period abroad for two semesters; involves the release, at the end of the study period and after passing the exam, two degrees of Master of Science with the following name from their location: at the SUN "in Modern Philology Doctor", and at the PSLU "Master in linguistics ", recognized according to official regulations in the two universities and in their countries. For students, this new course is a unique opportunity to enrich their professional resume and gain the educational profile of the peculiar and captivating. The University of Pyatigorsk State Linguistics is one of the most reliable Russian universities; his Institute for International Service of Tourism and Foreign Languages ​​is located in a modern and functional structure situated in the center of the city of Pyatigorsk, an important spa resort located in the Federal District of the North Caucasus. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The new international CDL established by the Institute for International Service of Tourism and foreign languages ​​enables members to achieve, at the end of the course, a double degree, ie a double degree Master's study. Each university will give the participating students their diplomas to Master's degree. This is another way of two graduate degrees (a double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy as a Graduate Diploma Course in Modern Philology, and the other in Russia as Master in intercultural communication and foreign language skills in the management and business innovative, with the title of "Master in linguistics". Both titles are recognized in and outside Europe. Therefore, the new CDL aims to train a new professional that possesses not only the necessary philological and language teaching skills, but also the full communicative competence of the partner country's language (Italian and Russian) and the English language. In fact, in the new course of study it is planned during the course of a study period abroad (two semesters) and a period of vocational training in the country of origin, in language training institutions, publishing houses and press agencies. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS Can enroll in the CDL in Linguistics and Modern Philology, activated in partnership with the State University of Pyatigorsk Linguistics, students holding a Bachelor's degree diploma, obtained in Italy or a Bachelor degree from Russian universities. Italians students will learn the Russian language, Given at the Russian Culture 'Pushkin' center which was established in 2015 at the DiLBeC in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. Russian students will have to learn the Italian language. For students who are in possession of a Diploma Bachelor degree other than that prescribed and who decide to enroll in the new CDL in Linguistics and Modern Philology, will be activated custom procedures for recognition and validation of the exams and college credits already earned. Those who decide to enroll in CDL in Linguistics and Modern Philology will also contribute to the call for obtaining scholarships annually allocated from the SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. HEADQUARTERS AND METHOD 'OF CONDUCT Courses in Italy will take place at the offices of the Department of Arts and Cultural Heritage of the SUN, in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE). Courses in Russia will take place at the Institute for International Service of Tourism and foreign languages, in the center of Pyatigorsk. The teaching consists of lectures cycles with any evidence elapsed written and / or oral. The exams are oral and may be preceded by a written examination. [-]

MA In Applied Linguistics To The Teaching Of Spanish

Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Online Part time 25 - 30 months Spain

MA in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language - Spanish is now the second language of international communication and the fourth most spoken in the world ... [+]

MA in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language

In recent times the privileged position that has moved to the Spanish language among world languages ​​and the consequent increase in demand for teaching Spanish have exposed the need to advance, research and training in this area.

Today Spanish is the second language of international communication and the fourth most spoken in the world (the mother tongue of over 400 million people in over 20 countries). The United States has more than 30 million Spanish speakers in Canada and Spanish is the language with higher growth. Also, the explosive demand for foreign language courses in Spanish that originated early in the 90's and has progressively increased to the present, is another positive factor that denotes the importance of training professionals. ... [-]


European Master in Lexicography

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’ s degree programme (120 ECTS) that has been offered by the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2009. [+]

Masters in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017. The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’ s degree programme (120 ECTS) that has been offered by the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2009. It includes a joint summer semester abroad for all students in cooperation with the following universities and institutions: Partner universities Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem Budapest Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach (Kattowitz) Université de Lorraine Universidade do Minho Universita degli Studi Roma Tre Universidade de Santiago de Compostela [1] [2] Stellenbosch University Associated partners Universität Hildesheim Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim University of Texas at Austin Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Basic idea and general objectives The master programme EMLex is an international course of studies that promotes the international and interdisciplinary training of lexicographers (unique in Germany and Europe in its present structure) teaches lexicographical theories on a high international level includes a distinct connection to the practical application of dictionary creation brings together students from different European countries. Post-graduates will be qualified to work both as lexicographers at a publishing company and as academic lexicographers in all fields of lexicography, starting from the conception of printed and electronic dictionaries and specific lexicographical tasks through to the technical realization of lexicographical products. Besides, they will recieve profound training in the theoretical field of modern lexicography, which will enable them to conduct scientific research or to work in an advisory position in the field of publishing and further education. The four-semester programme can be taken up each winter term; the second semester is completed abroad. The programme corresponds to the regulations of the Bologna process: The overall number of ECTS points granted is 120 (the modules have either 5 or 10 ECTS points). The total number of students who are registered for EMLex at the participating universities is limited to 30 per year, which is due to the particular design of the block seminars during the summer term. These seminars constitute the key components of the programme’ s international orientation. Students are expected to conduct large amounts of private study, because a considerable degree of self-motivation is required. The modules are either e-learning-modules, specific lexicography modules or import modules from other courses of study. The post-graduates will be absolute specialists Europe-wide because such a master degree programme in lexicography is unique in Germany and Europe, even more so with regard to its international form of organization. In addition to the usual master degree at the university, the students will receive an extra certificate in which the internationality of the contents of the studies is documented. Conditions of admission The admission to the master programme is subject to special conditions: A first academic degree with a mark above average and a special entrance examination (cf. examination regulations). A basic command of German and English, which can be deepened in the first semester, is essential for participation in the programme because the lectures will be held in these two languages. A proficiency level of B1 or higher (Common European Framework of Reference) is recommended from the beginning. Curriculum The curriculum places an emphasis on the following lexicographical topics: Typology of dictionaries, dictionary research, metalexicography, history of lexicography, corpus work, research of dictionary usage, user needs and preconditions of usage, critical dictionary research, functions of dictionaries, bilingual lexicography, lexicographical data, applied lexicography, work in the lexicographical workshop, lexicographical tools, lexicography for special purposes, terminology and terminography, computational lexicography, electronic dictionaries, encyclopaedic dictionaries, learner lexicography, lexicology, etymology. Soft skills include language courses and a computer science module. Funding The EMLex is being supported by the European Erasmus Mundus programme and can thus offer 2-year scholarships to international students with good German and English knowledge and basic linguistic knowledge. Application deadline: 31st January For more information, please click here. [-]

MA in Applied Linguistics

Mary Immaculate College
Online Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. [+]

The course is offered with three options for delivery; on campus, blended or fully online. The course is aimed at experienced English Language Teachers and other English language professionals. Its main focus is on the use and teaching of the English language in a global context. This focus will address an international need for professional development, especially among teachers of English. The Masters in Applied Linguistics aims to provide a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context. Typically, the course will run over three semesters. Semesters 1 and 2 will involve taught modules (lectures and activities). Semester 3 will be dedicated to the writing of a dissertation. The three semesters can be taken back-to-back in one calendar year using the summer period for the dissertation module (September – August). Alternatively, the course can be taken over one and a half years. Part-time options are also available. Each semester is structured into 12 weeks or units in which three modules are taken. Each module will involve ongoing assessment. This may involve a mixture of tasks such as quizzes, discussions, essays, oral presentations, etc. For those students opting for the blended and online delivery formats, the assessments will have online options for completion. To summarise, the programme begins in September. There are options regarding programme delivery mode and duration to suit individual needs: Delivery options: • On-campus: Traditional delivery format with on-campus, face to face lectures and tutorials • Blended: Combination of online and face to face delivery format • Online: Fully online delivery format using both pre-recorded and live webinars Time options: • Over one year: Full-time basis, from September 2016 to August 2017, using the summer period for the dissertation module • Over one and a half years: Full-time basis, September 2016 to December 2017, using the Autumn Semester for the dissertation module • Flexible part-time programme: Part-time basis, allowing students to undertake the course in a modular manner, accruing the required credits within 3 years Students exiting the programme, having successfully completed 60 ECTS, not including the dissertation (30 credits), can do so with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics (level 9 on the NQF). Module outlines Core Features of Language: grammar, vocabulary and phonology This module will explore the interrelationship of grammar, vocabulary (lexis) and phonology in the language system. It will describe the formal systems of English, examining the individual building blocks of lexis (e.g. morphemes, semantic relations), grammar (e.g. word classes, phrases, clauses, tenses, modality) and phonology (phonemes, intonation patterns, features of connected speech), and the ways in which these forms work together and are used to create meanings in context. It will also examine the notion of fixed multi-word units, both integrated and fragmented, which form lexicogrammatical patterns. There will be a strong focus on how grammar, vocabulary and phonology interplay with discourse and pragmatics. Approaches to Language in Context This module will explore the importance of considering language in its cultural, social and interpersonal context of use and examine the factors that influence how we use language. It will consider the phenomenon of context in light of recent developments in spoken and written corpus linguistics. Language in context will be investigated through practical analytic tasks using authentic spoken and written discourse from a variety of different discourse contexts (e.g., family discourse, academic discourse, workplace discourse, etc.). In addition, structural approaches to exploring spoken language (e.g., the work of the Birmingham discourse analysts and conversation analysis) and approaches that can be applied to both spoken and written texts such as genre analysis will also be explored. This will facilitate both a top-down and bottom-up approach to language in context. The ‘new discourses’ of the digital age, such as blogs, wikis, twitter and other electronic texts will also be explored. Issues in Applied Linguistics This module introduces students to the key issues in Applied Linguistics and serves to provide students with a broad understanding of the concerns of Applied Linguistics. Models of language teaching will be critically appraised and dominant paradigms of second language acquisition will be evaluated. Notions of linguistic competence will be examined, including inter-cultural pragmatic competence in the context of cross-cultural and variational pragmatics. The module will also address multilingualism and language in a global context, including contemporary debates about teaching English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Language assessment will also be a key theme, especially in terms of addressing notions of linguistic and discourse competency markers in testing spoken and written language. Within each area of the module, students will be introduced to a range of perspectives, allowing them critically evaluate different approaches and recognise the debates that currently occupy Applied Linguists. Classroom and Learner Discourse The module focuses on the interactional structure of teacher and learner discourse, looking empirically at the interactions between teacher and learners and between learners (peer-topeer). It seeks to develop understandings of the key interactional features and competencies of classroom discourse using analytical paradigms of conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis, underpinned by corpus linguistics methodological tools. The module also focuses on learners’ language in assessment (e.g. oral exams, essays, discussion fora, blogs, wikis) in the context of linguistic and interactional competencies. A key facet of the module will be to enable participants to transcribe, code and analyse empirical classroom and learner data so as to better understand this teaching and learning context and the linguistic and interactional competencies which it demands. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics This module will equip students with essential research skills for analysing language empirically. The module is designed to provide students with the skills to both evaluate the research of others and undertake their own independent research in the area of Applied Linguistics. It will focus on the methodological paradigms and experimental designs typically used in Applied Linguistics, including both qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches so that students can choose an appropriate methodology for a particular research question in a particular context of language use. The course will also cover practical methodological steps and procedures for research in Applied Linguistics, including the identification of a research question, finding sources for a literature review using appropriate databases, the practicalities of questionnaire design, speaker information sheets, recording protocols, transcription and coding procedures. The ethical issues that arise in research within applied Linguistics will also be discussed. The course will also focus on appropriate analytical frameworks for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from recordings, questionnaires or other empirical sources. By the end of this module, students should be able to write a research proposal suitable for a dissertation within the programme and be sufficiently competent to carry out the research project. Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching This module describes the applications of corpus linguistics to language teaching and research. Electronic language corpora, and their attendant computer software, are proving increasingly influential in language teaching as sources of language description and pedagogical material. The module will explore the contribution of corpus linguistics to language learning and teaching and examine the opportunities offered by corpus linguistics to the learner and the teacher. The module will not only focus on how the teacher can use corpus linguistics in the classroom to create materials but also on how students can be encouraged to use corpora themselves. The limitations of using corpora in language teaching and the potential pitfalls arising from their uncritical use will also be discussed. The module will primarily refer to research, teaching materials and procedures relevant to English Language Teaching (ELT); however, it will also address issues related to language teaching in general. Phonetics and Phonology This module will cover the core elements of phonetics and phonology. Students will address the distinction between phonetics and phonology. Specifically, in relation to phonetics, the module will focus on the physiology of speech, including the points and manner of articulation and the transcription of speech sounds, using International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). In terms of phonology, it will examine the speech sound patterns, connected speech processes (such as assimilation, coalescence, elision, liaison) and the distinction between the segmental and suprasegmental features of speech. Core to this module is the contextualising of phonology in terms of discourse intonation in relation to lexis, grammar, discourse and pragmatics in spoken language. Discourse and Pragmatics This module aims to extend student understanding of linguistic context through a focus on pragmatics. Core issues of concern in pragmatics such as deixis, implicature, politeness and speech act theory are outlined, discussed and evaluated critically. The module will also explore notions of universality by considering pragmatics from both inter- and cross-cultural viewpoints. Central to this module is the consideration of real and authentic data. Traditional data collection methods in pragmatics, such as discourse completion tests, role plays and interviews will be assessed. However, corpus pragmatics, a relatively recent development within the fields of corpus linguistics and pragmatics, will be the primary methodological framework. Corpus pragmatics allows for the interpretation of spoken or written meaning, with an emphasis on providing empirical evidence for this interpretation. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate the efficacy of the core pragmatic concerns on the basis of empirical investigations which they themselves will conduct. Entry Qualifications A minimum of two years’ experience in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Foreign Language Teaching, ELT publishing or translation, or related fields, plus a 2.2 honours degree, or higher; Alternatively, relevant prior experience in English Language Teaching (ELT) or Foreign Language Teaching, ELT publishing or translation, or related fields will be considered as a basis for entry on a case-by-case basis (acceptance under this criteria will be subject to an interview and in accordance with the University of Limerick Policy on Accredited Prior Learning). In the case of non-native speakers of English, an IELTS level 7 or equivalent will be required. [-]

Master in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm [+]

Masters in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017. OINT DEGREE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism is an international joint-degree study programme offered by Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Kaunas, Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz, Germany, Stockholm University (SU), Sweden, and the University of Tartu (UT), Estonia. During their four-semester studies, students study in three different universities: the first semester is taught in Kaunas, the second in Mainz; for the third semester students choose between Stockholm and Tartu; and the fourth semester students stay at the university of their MA thesis main supervisor. With its geographical focus on the entire Baltic-Sea region, the programme is unique amongst all sociolinguistic MA programmes in Europe in the width of languages and societies covered by the programme. Competencies Acquired The programme aims to educate specialists who with their solid linguistic training will be able to conduct research on multilingualism and disseminate their results not only within the academia but also amongst the different stakeholder groups, including politicians. Career Opportunities The graduates of the programme can expect to find employment in the following fields: - Academic sphere, e.g., research tasks and/or doctoral studies in sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, identity, multilingualism, regionalism, etc.; - Counselling on multilingualism issues at political and cultural institutions, including the EU institutions; - Counselling and teaching on multilingualism issues in educational institutions of all levels; - Counselling business and finance organizations in issues involving multilingualism and regional and economic cooperation; - Various international, national and regional public and private sector institutions and projects concerned with multilingualism, language planning and policy; - Mass media (with additional qualifications), e.g., in fields such as political journalism. Access Requirements Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Humanities or Social Sciences is required. The Bachelor Degree shall contain at least 30 ECTS in the field of linguistics or philology. Application Procedure Required Documents: - Application form; - Bachelor degree diploma with supplement in the original language and translated into English, and: a) Approved by “Appostille” - for citizens of countries acceding to the 1961 Hague Convention; b) Legalized by the Centre of Quality Assessment in Higher Education (www.skvc.lt) in Lithuania - for other countries citizens; - Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTC, etc.); - Copy of passport or other document of identification; - 1 recent passport size photos (3 x 4 cm); - Copy of document showing paid application fee 50 EUR; - Letter of motivation (300 – 500 words); - Curriculum vitae. [-]

MLitt in English Language and Linguistics

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society. [+]

The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society. We investigate how language works, how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how it changes. The range of research expertise represented by the three dedicated members of staff teaching on the course are reflected in a comprehensive suite of modules that include cognitive, sociolinguistic, historical, evolutionary, and discourse analytical topics. Course objectives Students will be expected to graduate with a knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories, including both generative and cognitive approaches to linguistic description, and the contexts in which these theories arose. They will also acquire knowledge and understanding in specialist selected areas of study (e.g. Old and Middle English, historical, social and regional varieties of English, language and cognition, discourse analysis and evolutionary linguistics), including critical understanding of research in these areas. They will be able to apply a variety of descriptive linguistic tools to language data and linguistic theories to selected specialist areas of study within English Language and Linguistics, according to their areas of interest. They will learn to plan and manage a Research Project under supervision, undertaking independent research, including keeping track of relevant developments in the chosen field(s) and being able to set them in an appropriate context; they will be able to structure and communicate ideas effectively; gather, evaluate and organise information from multiple sources; and engage with other researchers by writing, debating, and delivering oral and written presentations. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Sample of work (e.g. English Essay) is required. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Delivery and assessment Teaching takes place in the form of small group tutorials, occasional lectures, and sometimes lab sessions, depending on the module taken. All modules offer close and careful supervision, but students are expected to take proper responsibility for their studies. Assessment is via module coursework and the dissertation. Each module is assessed by means of one assignment, some of which may involve practical research investigations. The most significant piece of work on the course will be a 15,000-word dissertation, written during the Summer under supervision. Modes of study Face-to-face, campus-based seminars and lectures; one-to-one guidance and supervision with tutors. Online content (in the form of study resources, lecture slides, discussion boards) is available via Succeed, the University of Stirling's chosen online learning environment. Strengths The English language grouping at Stirling (and staff in the cognate discipline of English Language Teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences) offers between them a strong and varied set of expertise in linguistic topics, from Historical Linguistics to Evolutionary Linguistics and from Discourse Analysis to Corpus Linguistics. The breadth and range of topics make this an ideal introductory Master's to the subject of Linguistics. Career opportunities Postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are much sought-after by students across the world, providing a grounding in theories and methods essential for a range of research and teaching careers in disciplines including English Studies, Education, English as a Foreign Language and English for Specific Purposes. Students with postgraduate degrees in English Language and Linguistics are prized for their excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and their ability to analyse and synthesise information rapidly and accurately. They are generally very adaptable and go on to a wide range of careers in all sectors of the economy, such as: private and public sector management and research, marketing and advertising, government administration, journalism, banking and finance, speech therapy. Former graduates from the MLitt have gone on to, for instance, Linguistics Research (in the Healthcare sector) and further study in Speech Therapy (for which a Master's in Linguistics was a prerequisite). In a recent report, graduates of English were as likely (if not more) to be in professional or managerial jobs three to three and a half years after graduation than graduates in other subjects (including science and social science subjects). Almost fifty percent of English graduates pursue further education within three years of graduating from their undergraduate degree, often as a route to a professional career, such as teaching or law. Employability Your MLitt in English Language and Linguistics will provide you with important transferable skills which you will be able to make use of throughout your career. Our course will help you develop your oral and written communication skills so that you can engage in confident and informed debate with a range of audiences. You will be able to design, plan and manage your own independent research projects; you will develop your skills in collecting, analysing and interpreting information, and will be able to structure, contextualise and communicate your ideas and findings effectively. You will play an active part in our regular Language Research Group meetings, which discuss articles on important and controversial linguistic topics. You will have the opportunity to introduce articles of your choice to the group and will develop important skills in leading and managing open-ended discussions. Skills you can develop through this course An MLitt in English Language and Linguistics is acknowledged by potential employers as providing important skills, such as motivation, intelligence and the ability to meet deadlines. Although English is not a specifically vocational degree it offers a number of important transferable skills, such as the ability to write clearly, effectively, accurately and persuasively. Seminar discussion and oral presentations (required by many of our modules) help to develop your spoken communication skills. The critical and reflexive study of a variety of texts (literary and non-literary) teaches you how to analyse and interpret complex information and to apply abstract concepts and theories. Our criteria for assessment also require students to be able to synthesise conclusions, to assimilate existing research and to construct and defend an argument clearly and cogently. Throughout their degrees, our students are also trained to use library and bibliographic resources effectively and appropriately, to reference accurately, and to present their work professionally. All of these skills are essential to many kinds of work, which is why so many employers recognise the value of a MLitt in English Language and Linguistics. [-]

Master in Linguistics: Language and Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. [+]

Masters in Applied Linguistics in Europe 2017. Knowledge of language and analytic skills In a world of globalisation a profound knowledge of European languages is required for intercultural business communication. Although global English may serve as the lingua franca in international contacts, in many situations a thorough knowledge of the use of the mother tongue of the business partner can be very fruitful. Besides a good knowledge of languages and their use in society, for many jobs well developed analytical and presentation skills are required. A Master’s study of Linguistics helps students to develop both types of skills. Students are trained in analysing corpora containing data of the language of their specialisation and in organizing and interpreting their data. Furthermore, students develop their oral and writing skills by reporting their research results in the form of presentations, papers, a research project (term paper) and a Master’s thesis. The Master's programme Language and Society has been set up for language students of various languages and language groups (English, German, French, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish), who envisage a career in an international environment. In the programme students are prepared for such a career. Since parts of the courses are offered in English, all students of Language and Society will develop their receptive and productive knowledge of English next to the target language of their specialisation. Language and Society at the UvA The Master's programme Language and Society offers students the opportunity to study language use and foreign language teaching and learning within institutional educational frameworks. Students specialise in one of the European languages or language families. The language (groups) that you can choose from for your specialisation are: English French German Italian Scandinavian Slavonic Spanish The programme focuses on the analysis of language, language use and variation, and language policy. It comprises courses on linguistics of the language of your specialisation (English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavonic, Spanish). In order to prepare students for a future in an enterprise or a non-profit organisation in an international context, they may combine courses in linguistics with an elective course from the European Studies programme and/or an internship. Degree certificate Language and Society is an accredited degree programme of Linguistics. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Linguistics and the title Master of Arts (MA). The Master's in Language and Society does not give access to a post-Master teacher training programme. Career prospects Graduates will be able to pursue a career in translation, education, publishing, journalism, media, communications, the civil service, consultancy, insurance companies, or the information technology sector. Graduates can also go on to a PhD programme at the UvA, another Dutch university or a university abroad. When pursuing an academic career, it is advisable to discuss the possibility of joining the two-year Research Master's in Linguistics at the UvA. [-]