Part time Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics in New South Wales in Australia

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Applied Linguistics

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Applied linguistics is the study of language and its use in practical contexts. Branches of applied linguistics include critical studies, language pedagogy, lexicography, and forensic linguistics. The field of study analyzes language in order to better understand the use of it around the world.

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Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2019 Australia Sydney

UTS is a leading provider of postgraduate language and literacy courses, with academics who are published authors and internationally recognised experts in the field. This course meets the professional development needs of a wide range of English language teachers in Australia and internationally, teaching children, teenagers and adults. The course focuses on contemporary models of language, learning and teaching. It caters to both those seeking an initial qualification in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, and those who already possess a teaching qualification and wish to gain a specialist degree in the field. The course has both a strong focus on practice through the supervised teaching practicums, and an emphasis on recent developments in the field of language education. The course consists of subjects that equip teachers with skills and in-depth knowledge in the areas of teaching practice, pedagogical grammars, global Englishes, discourse analysis, phonology and pronunciation, language teaching technologies, language development and language for specific purposes. [+]

This course is designed to meet the necessary professional requirements of the TESOL and applied linguistics fields. The course features flexible study options, with classes held at times suitable for students working standard full-time hours. Credit recognition may be available. The course explicitly meets the needs of students working or wishing to work in the following contexts: working with migrants and Indigenous students across all levels of education teachers wishing to change discipline areas teaching English outside Australia international students wishing to study TESOL at master's level.

Career options include teacher of English as a second language in Australia or overseas (applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements), manager in the TESOL sector and language roles (e.g. audiology, speech pathology).... [-]