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3769

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMAppLing
CRICOS code075339G
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3769

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Professionals who know how language works and how it can be utilised in a multitude of situations are highly-valued in the workplace. In this course students will gain a critical understanding of theoretical and practical issues relating to applied linguistics, including second/foreign language acquisition, language teaching, language contact and intercultural communication.

Students receive training in research in the field and are equipped with skills to make a significant professional contribution to the field of applied linguistics.

The Masters in Applied Linguistics is available in the following streams:

  • General applied linguistics (available either on-campus or off-campus),
  • Japanese applied linguistics, (on-campus students only)
  • English as an international language (on-campus students only).

Outcomes

Students successfully completing this course will have:

  • a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • advanced analytical skills
  • a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.

Structure

Students complete one of the streams outlined below. Students must complete a maximum of 48 points at fourth-year level and a minimum of 24 points at fifth-year level. All units are 12 points unless otherwise stated.

Requirements

Students in all streams must complete APG4347/APG5347 Research methods in applied linguistics. Students will select a stream and must take the required units for that stream, as well as choosing from common electives.

Stream A - General applied linguistics

Stream Coordinator: Dr Louisa Willoughby

Students must take

And at least one of

Remaining credit points may be taken from the list of common electives below

Stream B -Japanese applied linguistics

This stream assumes students have intermediate Japanese competence or higher

Stream Coordinator: Dr Robyn Spence-Brown

Students must take

And at least two of

  • APG4630/APG5630 Japanese sociolinguistics
  • APG4631/APG5631 Asian languages in contact
  • APG4634/APG5634 Japanese linguistics
  • APG5706 Research project in linguistics and applied linguistics (students must have a distinction average and have completed or be concurrerntly enrolled in APG4347/APG5347 Research methodology in applied linguistics to take this unit)

Remaining credit points may be taken from the list of common electives below. In addition students in the Japanese applied linguistics stream may take up to 24 points of Japanese language units within the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics with the approval of the course coordinator.

Stream C -English as an lnternational language

Stream Coordinator: Prof Farzad Sharifian

Students must take

  • APG4347/APG5347 Research methods in applied linguistics
  • APG4735 Issues in teaching English as an international language
  • APG4734 Renationalising English: Language, culture, and communication

And at least one of

Remaining credit points may be taken from the list of common electives below

Electives across all streams

Students enrolled in any stream may take on-campus or off-campus electives from the following:

On-campus electives

Note: students enrolling in on-campus units must be able to attend weekly classes at Monash's Clayton campus

Students who obtain a distinction average and who have completed or are concurrerntly enrolled in APG4347/APG5347 (Research methodology in applied linguistics) may seek approval from the course coordinator to undertake APG5706 Research project in linguistics and applied linguistics as one of the electives. In some cases, approval may be given for the completion of the 24-point APG5760 Research dissertation in applied linguistics, which will count as two electives.

Alternative electives may be approved on an individual basis.

Off-campus electives

Note: international students who are living in Australia generally have visa restrictions that prevent them from taking off-campus units

Alternative electives may be approved on an individual basis.

Alternative exit(s)

Students who have completed studies in the Masters to the value of:

  • 24 points may apply to exit with course 3767 Graduate Certificate in Linguistics
  • 48 points may apply to exit with course 0010 Graduate Diploma in Linguistics

Award(s)

Master of Applied Linguistics