MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

SOAS University of London

MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

Duration: One calendar year (full-time), two or three years (part-time daytime only).

Entry Requirements: Upper second or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (linguistics or applied linguistics), or a BA in other disciplines including some relevant units, and some relevant professional qualification (e.g. teacher training qualifications) or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching. Native or native-like proficiency in the language of the chosen path.

Mode of Attendance: Full-Time or Part-Time

The MA provides advanced training in the field of Language Pedagogy with a specialization in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Tibetan. The programme provides an appreciation of the concepts, modes of analysis and theoretical approaches in the area of Language Pedagogy, including second language learning theories and teaching methodologies. Students will also be familiarised with the general areas of linguistic inquiry (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse structure) and how they are relevant to the study of second language acquisition.

As a practical component, students will also become familiar with the intent and design of instructional material and teaching/testing techniques, and will evaluate second language learners’ performance through the analysis of empirical data and adequate descriptive terminology; they will also be able to design appropriate lesson plans, and will have carried out a certain amount of practice in the language of their chosen pathway.

Graduates will be qualified and well prepared for such professions as teaching the target language in higher education in the UK or in other countries, North America, and other parts of the world, teaching the target language at private institutions or at company, administrative or consultative staff at educational organizations, and editing staff at publishers related to language teaching.

Structure

The MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy consists of three components: core courses, option courses and dissertation research. This degree programme is currently formulated with four different pathways; specialising in Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Tibetan.

Compulsory Core Unit

Core courses must be passed to gain the degree

  • Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy 15PLIC015 (30 credits) Full Year

Choose one core unit from the following

As determined by your language pathway. NB: Korean Linguistics and Language Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism must be taken together to gain a full unit.

  • Chinese Language Learning and Teaching 15PCHC019 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Japanese Language Learning and Teaching 15PEAC024 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Tibetan Linguistics and Language Pedagogy 15PLIH039 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism 15PLIH038 (15credits) Term 1
  • Korean Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy 15PLIH037 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018

For students with a background in Linguistics

Entering students who already hold an undergraduate major in linguistics/applied linguistics, or an MA in linguistics take the equivalent of one full unit of option courses from the list below or from any linguistics course approved by the programme convenor.

  • Introduction to the Study of Language 15PLIC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Topics in the History and Structure of the Korean Language 15PEAC060 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Syntactic Structure of Japanese 1 15PEAH006 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Second Language Acquisition in Japanese 15PJKH004 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Topics in the Structure of Chinese (Masters) 15PLIH009 (15credits) Term 1
  • Language, Society and Communication (Masters) 15PLIH004 (15credits) Term 1

For students with NO background in Linguistics

The following course is compulsory.

  • Introduction to the Study of Language 15PLIC008 (30 credits) Full Year

Dissertation

All students on the MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy must complete a 10,000-word Dissertation which counts for 25% of the overall degree.

  • Dissertation in Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy 15PLIC989 (60 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 22, 2017
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