MC-APLING v.4 Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)
Course CRICOS Code: 023985G
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This course is designed to develop and support the careers of teaching professionals and graduate professionals working in language-related areas. NB The course does not include a practicum and it does not lead to a formal teaching qualification.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
An education/teaching degree assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian degree (normally a Bachelor of Education or a four-year combined/double education degree e.g. BSc/BEd) OR A bachelor degree of at least three years full-time equivalent and either a Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching or equivalent, Graduate Certificate in TESOL or CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) or equivalent OR A bachelor degree of at least three years full time equivalent and at least two years' full-time documented language teaching experience in the last ten years OR an honours or master's degree. NB All applicants will be expected to have achieved an average of 70% ( 3.5 GPA) or above or equivalent, in their most recently tertiary course. Where this cannot be shown, there will need to be documented evidence of at least two tears' full-time English language teaching experience in the last ten years.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
The Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) provides students with the option of undertaking a course of study which develops their skills in research leading to higher degrees, or a course of study which is more directed to development of professional skills. Please ensure you discuss your preferred course of study with your Course Coordinator to ensure the selection of appropriate units.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. understand the theoretical principles and research practices underlying contemporary language education and Applied Linguistics and apply them in a sustainable manner
2. formulate and investigate problems, propose solutions to current practices, and reflect critically on the relevant empirical and theoretical literature
3. identify, access, analyse and synthesise information from a wide range of sources using appropriate technologies
4. communicate information and ideas effectively in speech and writing in ways that are appropriate for a range of audiences
5. engage effectively with appropriate technologies to store and communicate relevant information in conjunction with contemporary language education and Applied Linguistics practices
6. demonstrate capacity for independent self-directed learning; critically evaluate personal performance through a range of learning interactions; respond to feedback with a view to development as a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner
7. consider language education, Applied Linguistics and professional issues from a variety of perspectives and value-systems with a view to informing and improving professional practice and applying international standards
8. appreciate the value of individual and cultural differences in language use and learning, and the important implications they have for effective practice and professionalism in the workplace
9. work both independently and as part of a team in a way that demonstrates professionalism, a commitment to social and ethical practices and the capacity for future leadership in the field of language education and Applied Linguistics
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
|2017||SEAMEO RETRAC||Trimester 1A||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|EDUC6041||v.1||Research Methods in Applied Linguistics||2.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|LING6001||v.2||Language in Society||2.0||25.0|
|EDUC6040||v.1||Special Topics in Applied Linguistics||2.0||25.0|
|EDUC6027||v.1||Language Teaching Course Design and Assessment||2.0||25.0|
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