Master of Applied Linguistics MAPL
This program is designed to introduce students from a range
of backgrounds to disciplines within Applied Linguistics, as they
engage with second language speakers and their communities. It allows
students to experience issues associated with understanding language
use and second language learners in diverse and international contexts.
Graduating students will have an advanced inter-cultural competence,
understanding the background to contemporary issues associated with
communities of diverse language identities and the ability to relate
professionally and appropriately within and on behalf of those communities.
Study Mode Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available
Duration 1 year full-time, 5 years part-time on-campus,
up to five years part-time distance education, up to five years part-time
On successful completion of the Master of Applied Linguistics,
graduates should be able to:
critically reflect on language related issues and analyse their
integrate knowledge and assess outcomes as a strategic facilitator
in second language contexts
expand communication management and multi-literacy skills assisted
by technology in relevant discourse communities
demonstrate enhanced competence in academic and scholarly writing
use analytical skills in a specialised field of Applied Linguistics.
The Master of Applied Linguistics is an 8-unit program. A minimum
of 50% of the program (4 units) must comprise courses at level 8.
The program is offered in two strands: Community and Teaching. Both
strands have a research pathway. The teaching strand also has a wholly
The Community strand embeds a research pathway and coursework,
as shown in the following Table.
|Required Applied Linguistics courses ||LIN5000, LIN8005, LIN8015 ||3 units |
|Required Research courses: ||EDR8000, EDR8061 ||3 units |
|Optional Research courses: ||EDR8060 or EDR8001 ||1 unit |
|Optional Elective postgraduate course || See note 1 ||1 unit |
Note 1 Elective courses may be drawn from the http://www.usq.edu.au/handbook/2010/edu/MED1.htmlor
from the postgraduate programs in other Faculties following discussion
with the Program Coordinator to confirm suitability.
TheTeaching Strand embeds a research or coursework pathway,
as shown in the following Table.
| ||Research ||Coursework |
|Required Applied Linguistics courses ||LIN5000, LIN8001, LIN8002, ||3 units ||LIN5000, LIN8001, LIN8002 ||3 units |
|Elective Applied Linguistics courses ||LIN5003, LIN8005, LIN8006, LIN8007, LIN8015 ||2 units ||LIN5003, LIN8005, LIN8006, LIN8007, LIN8015 ||4 units |
|Required Research courses ||EDR8061, EDR8000 or EDU5713 ||3 units || || |
|Optional Elective postgraduate course || || ||See note 1 ||1 unit |
Note 1 Elective courses may be drawn from the Master of Education (8 Units) or from thepostgraduate
programs in other faculties following discussion with the Program
Coordinator to confirm suitability.
In some countries, completion of a research stream is a requirement
for recognition of the Master's qualification. Those students
in particular from Canada and the Middle East, or those intending
to live and work there, should check registration requirements with
the relevant authority in-country around the half-way point of the
Master's program. This will allow time for students to complete their
program via the research pathway if the need to do so is indicated.
Elective courses will be selected from
|Education ||Other Disciplines * |
|Select from the Master of Education |
|Select courses from other USQ |
|Give priority to courses from the TESOL major: |
|EDR8005 Discourse Analysis |
|LIN8001 Principles of Second Language Learning |
|LIN8002 Methodology in Teaching a Second Language |
|LIN5003 Syllabus Design and Materials Writing |
|LIN8006 Computer-Assisted Language Learning |
|LIN8007 Language Testing |
|LIN8015 Introduction to Sociolinguistics |
|LIN8017 Bilingualism and Bilingual Education || |
Note:Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses.
Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may
be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this
change prior to semester start.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics (PGAL) and
the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Development (PGLD)are
optional exit points from the Masters with four relevant courses completed.
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