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


 Course fees

 Course handbook

 Subject outlines

 University website

Enquire into this online degree now   Enquire Now 

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics PGAL

Program focus

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics (PGAL) is
designed to introduce students from a range of backgrounds to the
area of Applied Linguistics, as they engage with second language speakers
and their communities. Students will develop an understanding of language
use and second language learners in diverse and international contexts.
Students will gain an enhanced understanding of how language is used
in communities and the significance of identity through social and
linguistic skills and behaviour. Graduates will have gained specialised
knowledge, expertise and leadership in the area of applied linguistics
across global cultures and communities.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available


1 semester full-time, 2 years part-time

top of this page

Program aims

This program aims to enhance skills in inter-cultural competence
of professionals in diverse communities associated with sectors such
as Education, Health and Industry. It provides students with academic
skills and professional competence to understand the background to
contemporary issues associated with communities of diverse language

top of this page

Program structure

The PGAL is a 4-unit program. A student must complete four
units at postgraduate level (level 5 or level 8), three required units
and one elective unit. A minimum of 50% of the program (2 units)
must comprise level 8 courses. At the discretion of the Program Coordinator
the elective course may be taken at level 4 via EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy.

top of this page

Elective courses

The one elective courses will be selected from

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

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.

Copyright University of Southern Queensland

 Search for a course
 Related courses