distance learning online education dx logo
online education line home 
about us 
contact us 
 
 
online degree granting university by distance learning
 

 Accreditation

 Course fees

 Course handbook

 Subject outlines

 University website

 
 
Enquire into this online degree now   Enquire Now 
 
 

Master of Applied Linguistics MAPL

Program focus


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
online education

top of this page

Program objectives

On successful completion of the Master of Applied Linguistics,
graduates should be able to:

  • critically reflect on language related issues and analyse their
    implications

  • 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.


top of this page

Program structure

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
coursework pathway.

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.

top of this page

Elective courses

Elective courses will be selected from

Education Other Disciplines *
Select from the Master of Education
http://www.usq.edu.au/handbook/current/edu/MED1.html
Select courses from other USQ
postgraduate
programs
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.

*Please discuss with the Program Coordinator to confirm suitability
top of this page

Exit points

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.

Copyright University of Southern Queensland

 Search for a course
 Related courses