Applied Linguistics (2017)

Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of research and instruction which integrates ideas from linguistics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, and languages into a distinct field focused on practical issues such as the learning and teaching of second languages.


  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(AppLing), PGDip(AppLing) and MA(Applied)
    The MA(Applied) is offered on-campus in Hamilton and may be taken full or part-time. The programme comprises taught papers or equivalents amounting to 120 points. In addition to the core paper APPL501, students are required to take 90 further points from papers listed for the MA(Applied). With the approval of the Programme Convenor of General and Applied Linguistics, students may take APPL591, APPL592 or APPL593 in lieu of taught papers. The requirements for admission to masters level study in Applied Linguistics are set out in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Handbook.

    Students should note that the use of computers for communication may be an assessed component of both on-campus and distance/block papers.

    Further details of these 500 level papers may be found on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website.

  • APPL501 - 17A (HAM)  - Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • APPL504  - Language Analysis
  • APPL505 - 17B (HAM)  - Teaching English for Academic Purposes
  • APPL520 - 17A (HAM)  - Second Language Classroom and Curriculum Issues
  • APPL530 - 17B (HAM)  - Discourse Analysis and the Language Classroom
  • APPL571  - Research Writing for ESL Graduate Students
  • APPL580 - 17A (HAM), 17B (HAM) & 17Y (HAM)  - Special Topic
  • APPL581 - 17A (HAM), 17B (HAM) & 17Y (HAM)  - Special Topics in Applied Linguistics
  • APPL590 - 17A (HAM), 17B (HAM) & 17Y (HAM)  - Directed Study
  • APPL591 - 17C (HAM)  - Dissertation
  • APPL592 - 17C (HAM)  - Dissertation
  • APPL593 - 17C (HAM)  - Applied Linguistics Thesis
  • APPL594 - 17C (HAM)  - Applied Linguistics Thesis
  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(SLT) and PGDip(SLT)
    The Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching is available on-campus in Hamilton and for a limited number of papers in NET mode and may be taken full or part-time. The programme comprises 120 points, including APPL551, APPL554 and APPL555. With the approval of the Programme Convenor of General and Applied Linguistics, students may substitute up to two papers at an appropriate level from other subjects.

    Students should note that the use of computers for communication may be an assessed component of papers.

    Further details of these 500 level papers may be found on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website.

  • APPL551 - 17A (HAM)  - Linguistics for Language Teaching
  • APPL552 - 17B (HAM)  - Language Assessment and Evaluation
  • APPL553 - 17B (HAM)  - Social and Psychological Aspects of Language Teaching and Learning
  • APPL554 - 17A (HAM)  - The Language Programme: Design, Materials and Methodology
  • APPL555 - 17A (HAM)  - Language Teaching: Observation and Practice 1
  • APPL556 - 17B (HAM)  - Language Teaching: Observation and Practice 2
  • APPL557  - Reflective Practice in Language Teaching
  • APPL558  - Issues in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • APPL559 - 17A (HAM), 17B (HAM) & 17Y (HAM)  - Special Topic
  • APPL561 - 17A (HAM), 17B (HAM) & 17Y (HAM)  - Directed Study
  • Prescriptions for the MPhil
    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
  • APPL800 - 17C (HAM)  - Applied Linguistics MPhil Thesis
  • Prescriptions for the PhD
    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
  • APPL900 - 17C (HAM) & 17C (NET)  - Applied Linguistics PhD Thesis

2017 Catalogue of Papers information as of 16 June 2017 11:40am

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