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Concepts in Applied Linguistics is a compulsory subject for all students on the Master in Applied Linguistics, and should be taken in the first semester of enrolment in the program. This introductory subject teaches students core concepts; current issues and debates; and diverse research methods in applied linguistics. It introduces students to the five principal specialisations of the Master program: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL); Technology in Language Learning; Language Testing; English Language; and applied linguistics in Modern Languages. It tracks the origins of these fields from their diverse theoretical inceptions, such as psycholinguistics, pedagogy and sociolinguistics, to their applications in various domains, including, for example, language teaching and learning; language assessment; and language policy and planning. It also shows how advancements in applied linguistics have been applied to real-world problems such as how to train language teachers; how to design fair and effective language tests; how to combat language discrimination; and how minority languages can be revived and maintained. The subject is an essential part of foundational study for the Master and prepares students for more specialised subjects on the program; for further independent research and study; and for professions in public service, teaching, translation and speech pathology.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a depth of knowledge of concepts in core areas of applied linguistics;
- Apply library skills to synthesise and evaluate relevant scholarship in diverse areas of applied linguistics;
- Understand and evaluate the purpose and applications of selected research methodologies in applied linguistics;
- Assess how current issues and debates in applied linguistics may be approached from diverse perspectives
- On completion of this subject, students should have: • a respect for ethical scholarship and intellectual integrity; • a well-developed capacity for self-directed learning, critical perspectives, and transcultural communication; • an openness to new ideas and an appreciation of diverse perspectives; and • an ability to communicate well in oral and written presentations.
Last updated: 22 October 2021