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Applied Linguistics

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

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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Key information

Study Location:Hamilton
Faculty:

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
APPLN501Research Methods in Applied Linguistics20A (Hamilton)
The overall aim of this paper is to provide students with a critical awareness of a range of issues and skills associated with carrying out research in the area of applied linguistics.
APPLN504Language Analysis20A (Hamilton)
The aim of this paper is to provide students with a critical awareness of a range of issues associated with different approaches to the analysis of language, as well as an ability to apply and assess these in the field of second language teaching and learning.
APPLN505Teaching English for Academic Purposes20B (Hamilton)
The course will develop students' critical awareness of issues, research and professional knowledge central to the teaching of English for Academic Purposes at pre-sessional, in-sessional and postgraduate levels.
APPLN530Discourse Analysis and the Language Classroom20B (Hamilton)
The overall aim of this paper is to provide students with an awareness of a range of issues associated with the analysis and interpretation of text and discourse according to a variety of approaches, as well as an ability to apply a range of analytical approaches and assess the value of these in the field of second language teachin...
APPLN562Second Language Teaching Practicum20A (Hamilton)
The aim of this paper is to develop practical teaching skills and a range of techniques for evaluating language teaching design and practice. The methodological approaches promoted in this paper are representative of international best practice in the field.
APPLN563Second Language Course Design, Materials and Methodology20B (Hamilton)
This paper is designed to provide participants with a critical understanding of a variety of theoretical approaches to second/foreign language curriculum and syllabus design and to help them understand current practice in second/foreign language teaching methodology and materials design.
APPLN564Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Research20A (Hamilton)
The aim of this paper is to introduce students to the key streams of second language acquisition theory and related research as part of their development of a professional knowledge base for second language teaching and learning.
APPLN565Second Language Testing and Programme Evaluation20B (Hamilton)
The overall aim of this paper is to introduce students to the key concepts and procedures relating to second language testing and language programme evaluation.
APPLN580Special Topic20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20D (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of interest under the guidance of academic staff.
APPLN581Special Topics in Applied Linguistics20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20D (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of interest under the guidance of academic staff.
APPLN590Directed Study20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20D (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
APPLN591Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
APPLN592Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
APPLN593Applied Linguistics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
APPLN594Applied Linguistics Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
APPL800Applied Linguistics MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
APPL900Applied Linguistics PhD Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.

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Subject links

General and Applied Linguistics Programme


For more information about subject requirements please refer to the catalogue of papers for the most up to date information. If you have any questions and need more advice contact one of our friendly student advisors phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4080 or email: wfass@waikato.ac.nz


Contacts

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

General Enquiries
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4932
Email: appl-fass@waikato.ac.nz

Graduate and Postgraduate Enquiries
Email: appl-grad@waikato.ac.nz