Applied Linguistics

Are you interested in human language and the way it has been formed and adapted throughout civilisation? Study Applied Linguistics at Waikato to explore the complex world of language theories and methods, and practical problems associated with language.

Why study Applied Linguistics?

We offer an interdisciplinary field of study which brings together ideas from linguistics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, education and languages into an unique area focused on the learning and teaching of second languages.

By studying Applied Linguistics you'll explore the issues associated with learning a foreign language in a programme that is leading the way in development and use of online learning

Our graduate level papers open up interesting academic and professional careers in language education generally, and second language teaching in particular.


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