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Massey University Master of Applied Linguistics
Massey University

Master of Applied Linguistics

Palmerston North, New Zealand

18 Months


Full time, Part time

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Distance Learning, On-Campus


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What is like?

The Master of Applied Linguistics provides professionals in all areas of second-language teaching, including Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), with a qualification that meets their specific combination of professional and research needs. This combination is increasingly important in both domestic and international settings.

Get real-world skills

You’ll use theories, methods and problem-based approaches that address real-world language issues. The Master of Applied Linguistics focuses on the second-language acquisition and language use in an increasingly globalised and digitally mediated world.

Explore areas such as contextually relevant teaching of languages, reflective practices to enhance teaching and learning, and the socio-cultural demands of language learning and teaching.

Draw on Massey’s research strengths

Massey’s research strengths include:

  • Heritage language learning
  • Mother tongue maintenance
  • Online second-language communities
  • Distance/online language learning
  • Sociocultural adjustment of international students and their teachers to their presence in New Zealand universities
  • Language learning and emotion
  • Bi/multilingualism
  • Oral proficiency

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 18 months full-time; up to five years part-time
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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