The course is aimed at teachers of second and foreign languages. Students are initiated into various domains of the analysis of language, its acquisition and use, and relate such analysis to practical aspects of language teaching - including the elaboration of syllabus and methodology, the design, choice and deployment of materials, and the development of tests. Students take six modules and undertake a research project leading to a 15,000 word dissertation. Four core modules are mandatory and two are elective options.
Core Modules: Describing Grammar Language Acquisition Second Language Curriculum Planning and Implementation Language Testing
The elective courses may include: Technology, Language, and Communication Language Variation and Change Corpus Linguistics History and Globalisation of English Bilingualism and the Maintenance of Irish Linguistic Pragmatics Second Language Teaching Multilingualism.
Applicants are normally required to possess a good primary degree or equivalent qualification. Previous knowledge of applied linguistics is not a requirement. Normally only graduates with language teaching experience are admitted to the course in Applied Linguistics. Students who are not native speakers of English are expected to attend the orientation course in English for Academic Purposes in CLCS in the month preceding the start of the academic year. Applicants must complete the Personal Statement section of the application form and explain their motivation in applying for their chosen course(s).
Full-time €7,470 EU / €15,950 non-EU; part-time €4,895 EU / €9,075 non-EU
Recipient: Trinity College Dublin
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