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University of Massachusetts - Boston Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
University of Massachusetts - Boston

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics

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Sep 2024

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Introduction

Explore offerings in theoretical linguistics, and interdisciplinary areas of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics as a student in the Applied Linguistics MA. develop a thorough understanding of the linguistic, cultural, and ideological considerations that govern language acquisition and use. Emerge with deep knowledge of the diversity of issues inherent in the study of language and prepared to teach and conduct research.

Students have the opportunity to work with community based organizations or prepare to teach in various contexts, such as public schools, K-12, adult education, and language schools in the United States and abroad. Our campus program offers three types of graduate assistantships: teaching, research, and administrative.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Describe language using appropriate linguistic concepts and terminology
  • Understand both psychological and social factors associated with language acquisition and development
  • Comprehend cultural and sociopolitical dimensions of language
  • Master a variety of language teaching methods
  • Demonstrate appropriate language pedagogical knowledge; and
  • Articulate reflective and critical knowledge regarding possible links between language pedagogy and policies and greater social justice.

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