The MA in Applied Linguistics targets students who wish to broaden their knowledge of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches to second language acquisition from a multidimensional perspective which embraces the disciplines of education, psychology, and linguistics.
- Type: On campus
- Start: September
- Language: English
- Duration: 12 months
- Fee national: $7,234
- Fee international: $15,243
Our students will discover new and practical applications for theory and research, allowing them to address a wide range of language-related issues that affect individuals and society. Our graduates work as researchers, language instructors, consultants, and teacher trainers at educational institutions and organizations across Canada and globally.
The department offers an array of courses available to Applied Linguistics students. These are centred around the following topic clusters:
- Theoretical perspectives, such as the sociolinguistic and psyscholinguistic aspects of bilingualism and multilingualism
- Language, including the teaching and learning of second language phonology, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar
- Classroom applications, such as syllabus design, curriculum planning, language assessment and the use of technology
Furthermore, the MA students may take a certain number of electives in other university departments or at other universities.
Two program options exist. Students in the thesis option engage in hands-on research projects which often make an original contribution to knowledge, while those in the course-based (without thesis) option have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives on applied linguistics through a variety of engaging courses.
Applicants are selected on the basis of their past academic record, competence in written and spoken English, letters of recommendation, and experience teaching a second or a foreign language. To be accepted into the program, a student is required to have an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (B average). An academic concentration in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, pedagogy, education, or related discipline and at least one year of professional experience in the field of second language teaching and learning or related areas are desirable. Knowledge of a second language is an asset.
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