MA in Applied Linguistics at MIC

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MIC is offering an MA in Applied Linguistics (level 9) available fully online or blended.

MA in Applied Linguistics at MIC

The Master’s in Applied Linguistics provides a broad-based course of study in language description (language systems: grammar, lexis and phonology), theories of Applied Linguistics, theories of Second Language Acquisition, frameworks for the study of discourse, sociolinguistics, as well as specialist research skills for the empirical analysis of language in context. While its main focus is on the use and teaching of the English language in a global context, it will address a national and international need for professional development among language teachers and language professionals.

Key Features

The programme offers a professional development opportunity for language professionals including:

  • Teachers in the fields of ELT (English Language Teaching) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
  • Language teachers
  • Primary school teachers
  • Translators
  • ELT materials editors, course developers and sales teams

The aims of the MA in Applied Linguistics are to:

  • Enhance the professional knowledge of Language Teachers and language professionals by focusing on the core features of language (grammar, lexis and phonology)
  • Develop participants’ ability to utilise theoretical frameworks for the analysis of discourse to enhance their ability to address specific language-related real-world problems concerning the learning, use, teaching and assessment of language
  • Provide a broad understanding of the key issues and debates in language teaching and learning
  • Develop specialist skills in the empirical analysis of language in context using corpus linguistics

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Mary Immaculate College deliver Higher Learning, Postgraduate, Masters courses for those eager to continue their education.

As a postgraduate at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) you will be part of a vibrant community of over 100 PhD researchers and 250 Masters students. Learn more here.


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