Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics

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Program Code 11255
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 032732K
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on campus and via Distance Learning.
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Description

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics (Program Code 11255) is a Level 8 AQF compliant postgraduate Coursework program and is available for students who commence their studies from 2015. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching.

The Graduate Certificate of Applied Linguistics may be taken in the following specialisations:

-English Grammar and Structure -TESL/TEFL

The NSW Department of Education and Training will recognise graduates of the award with the TESL/TEFL specialisation as English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, where they have a teaching degree and have been registered as teachers with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW.

Why study with us?

The University of Newcastle has now an established reputation, nationally and internationally, as a provider of very high-quality postgraduate coursework programs in Applied Linguistics.  These programs have now been in operation for over eight years, with a continuously increasing number of participating students.  Our students report very high levels of satisfaction with both the Applied Linguistics Program itself and the employment opportunities that the Award offers upon graduation.  International students find Newcastle a very safe and friendly environment for their University studies.

Career Opportunities

Teaching English as a second Language; research in applied linguistics.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission students must hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree. In special circumstances, an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and relevant work experience may be admitted as a candidate for the program.

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://gradschool.edu.au/future-students/how-to-apply

Selection Criteria

Students undertaking the TESL/TEFL Specialisation will be required to meet Additional Selection Criteria prior to commencing EDUC6024.Child Protection Awareness Training and Anaphylaxis e-training Course Certificate https://etraining.allergy.org.au/

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor degree in a related course area or equivalent recognised prior learning. (“Related course areas” include Education, English, Languages, Linguistics, Psychology, and Speech Pathology.)

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/non-school-leavers/applying-and-credit

Practical Experience

EDUC6024 TESOL Practicum (a core requirement for the TESL/TEFL specialisation) involves up to 200 hours of placement in an appropriate educational setting (school, TAFE, ELICOS, etc.)

Professional Accreditation

The NSW Department of Education and Training will recognise graduates of the award with the TESL/TEFL specialisation as English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, where they have a teaching degree and have been registered as teachers with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

In order to qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics, a student must pass 40 units.  Students must complete either the English Grammar and Structure Specialisation or the TESL/TEFL Specialisation which consist of:

- COMPULSORY COURSES - 30 units
- DIRECTED COURSES - 10 units

All courses are available by distance mode for external students. This program can be completed over one semester full-time or part-time equivalent, however please be aware that not all courses may be offered in any one semester.

Course Information

English Grammar and Structure

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
LING6020 Structure of English Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6910 Foundations of Linguistics Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6930 Language and Meaning Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Directed courses
LING6010 Introduction to Syntax Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6060 Issues of bilingualism and bilingual education Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6080 Academic Writing Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING6950 Research Preparation Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units

TESL/TEFL Specialisation

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6024 Practicum in TESOL Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6025 TESOL Curriculum and Methodology Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6030 Second Language Acquisition Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Directed courses
LING6010 Introduction to Syntax Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6020 Structure of English Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6040 Language Testing & Evaluation Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6060 Issues of bilingualism and bilingual education Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6080 Academic Writing Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING6311 Language and Mind Not currently offered 10 units
LING6910 Foundations of Linguistics Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6930 Language and Meaning Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING6950 Research Preparation Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units