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Program Code 11256
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 032733J
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on-campus and via Distance Learning.
Program Enrolment Checklist

Description

The Master of 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 Master of Applied Linguistics may be taken in the following specialisations or as a non-specialised award:

-TESL/TEFL -Translation Studies(not available to new students in 2012 & 2013).

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 NSW Institute of Teachers. The sequence of courses relating to the Translation Studies specialisation is not accredited by NAATI.

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

Admission to the Applied Linguistics program requires prior completion of a Bachelor degree in a related course area or equivalent recognised prior learning. (“Related course areas” include Education, English, Languages, Linguistics, Psychology, and Speech Pathology.)

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campaigns/postgrad/how-to-apply.html for information on how to gain entry.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a Bachelor degree in a related course area or equivalent recognised prior learning. (“Related course areas” include Education, English, Languages, Linguistics, Psychology, 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/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Students who have completed relevant studies may apply for up to 40 units of credit toward the Master of Applied Linguistics.

Honours

The Master of Applied Linguistics shall be awarded with Distinction where students achieve a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above.

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 NSW Institute of Teachers. The sequence of courses relating to the Translation Studies specialisation is not accredited by NAATI.

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 programs 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

The program can be undertaken on campus or through distance learning. Most of the courses within the program are facilitated by online learning through Blackboard. Not all courses are offered each semester.

The Masters program consists of 80 units of coursework. Most courses are available by distance mode for external students.

Course Information

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
LING6040 Language Testing & Evaluation Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 40 units from Directed courses.
CHIN6301 Practical Translation: Chinese Not currently offered 20 units
EDUC6023 Cultural Variations in Language Learning Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6124 English for Special Purposes Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
FREN6301 Practical Translation: French Not currently offered 20 units
JAPN6301 Practical Translation: Japanese Not currently offered 20 units
LING3200 Speech and Language Disorders Semester 2 - 2014 (ONLINE_CAL) 10 units
LING3280 Language in Education Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
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
LING6070 Cross-Cultural Communication Not currently offered 10 units
LING6080 Academic Writing Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING6090 Introduction to Phonology and Morphology Not currently offered 10 units
LING6120 Translation Theory and Practice Not currently offered 10 units
LING6202 Linguistics In Translation 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
LING6955 Research Project
Students who have completed LING6960 are not eligible to enrol
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
20 units

Generic Specialisation

Code Name Availability Units
Choose 80 units from Directed courses with no more than 20 units at 3000 level.
CHIN6301 Practical Translation: Chinese
Only 1 Practical Translation Course may be undertaken. Students enrolling in CHIN6301 may not also enrol in FREN6301 or JAPN6301
Not currently offered 20 units
EDUC6023 Cultural Variations in Language Learning Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
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
EDUC6124 English for Special Purposes Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
FREN6301 Practical Translation: French
Only 1 Practical Translation Course may be undertaken. Students enrolling in FREN6301 may not also enrol in CHIN6301 or JAPN6301
Not currently offered 20 units
JAPN6301 Practical Translation: Japanese
Only 1 Practical Translation Course may be undertaken. Students enrolling in JAPN6301 may not also enrol in FREN6301 or CHIN6301
Not currently offered 20 units
LING3200 Speech and Language Disorders Semester 2 - 2014 (ONLINE_CAL) 10 units
LING3280 Language in Education Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
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
LING6030 Second Language Acquisition Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 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
LING6070 Cross-Cultural Communication Not currently offered 10 units
LING6080 Academic Writing Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING6090 Introduction to Phonology and Morphology Not currently offered 10 units
LING6120 Translation Theory and Practice Not currently offered 10 units
LING6202 Linguistics In Translation 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
LING6955 Research Project
Students who have completed LING6960 are not eligible to enrol
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
20 units