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The Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is concerned with applied language study. It is internationally relevant and focuses on the development of analytic skills and understanding the complex relationship between language use and context, and research in these areas. The degree is designed to allow candidates to study a broad range of topics within the area of Applied Linguistics. In particular, the degree has been designed to provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation in the field of teaching English as a second or foreign language. Much of the content of the program is also relevant to teachers of other languages.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-linguistics-and-tesol

Key benefits

- Allows you the opportunity to study with one of the largest and most diverse Linguistics departments in Australia, which features four research centres
- Offers flexible study options allowing you to study on-campus, distance (online), or mixed
- Provides an internationally relevant and highly regarded qualification
- This degree is recognised and endorsed by leading employment-related bodies including National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS), Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) and the Adult Migrant English Program(AMEP)
- This degree can be combined with the Master of Translating and Interpreting studies.
- This program can be studied by distance from anywhere in the world.

Suitable for

Suitable if you are an experienced language professional, working or aiming to work in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, literacy education assessment and program evaluation, bilingualism, teacher education, policy development, management, or a community service where language and communication are critical issues.

Work experience requirements

Work experience is not required however relevant experience may result in credit on the program.

Course duration could be 1-2 years depending on academic background and work experience. Proof of this should be included with the application form.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Career Opportunities

A Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL degree can enhance career opportunities in many professions where an in-depth understanding of language and communication is important. The TESOL element enables graduates with prior experience as language teachers to enhance their career prospects in this important field. Our graduates are also employed in a wide range of positions that require effective communication with colleagues, as well as with clients, patients or students. Many work in professions that help others to communicate more effectively in written or spoken form.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-linguistics-and-tesol

Visit the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL page on the Macquarie University website for more details!





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