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Applied Linguistics

GradDip Applied Linguistics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary programme concerned with practical issues involving language use in our globalised, multilingual world: language in the workplace, language and migration, language policy, multilingualism, language education and endangered languages, identity issues and language and technology.

- Taught by internationally recognised experts from a variety of disciplines, based on state of the art research.
- Students have access to online learning resources and networked computer facilities

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
• Anyone interested in the practical issues of communication in social contexts
• Those interested in understanding how languages are learnt and taught
• Anyone with a qualification in languages seeking to enhance their career prospects in their current employment.

Vision & Values Statement
The GradDip in Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at students who wish to develop their understanding of a broad range of language-related issues which play a pivotal role in our globalised, multilingual world. Second language acquisition and foreign language learning are among the most central of these issues. The programme provides relevant qualifications for students who seek employment in a broad range of language-related jobs.

The programme stresses the importance of critical thinking and reflection and draws on a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to develop enquiry-based learning about language and communication. We value interdisciplinarity, a problem solving approach to real life issues, and the potential to make a difference in peoples lives.

We aim to provide a learning environment that encourages students to investigate theoretical and practical aspects of language acquisition and use, at individual as well as societal levels. Modules are taught in small groups by academics who are leaders in their fields.

Learning is facilitated mainly through alternating lectures and seminars, underpinned by strong student active participation in oral presentations and the facilitation of class discussion. As a result of this approach, learning activities and assessment approaches include written essays and critical reviews, oral presentations, and reflective learning.

Programme Outcomes

-Students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of selected areas of Applied Linguistics depending on their choice of modules (language variation, language development, language learning).
-understand both psychological and social factors associated with second language acquisition and development.
-show awareness of the role of language within the broader field of communication, including its role in constructing individual and group identities, and its role in a variety of public contexts such as education, politics and the media.
-demonstrate an advanced ability to think and reason critically, to evaluate evidence and argumentation, and to form a critical judgement of one's own work as well as the work of others.
-develop a high level of personal autonomy and accountability in the acquisition or application of knowledge or skills.
-demonstrate the ability to use electronic research tools in order to conduct informed research in Applied Linguistics

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for anyone interested in the practical issues of communication in social contexts, those interested in understanding how languages are learnt and taught, or anyone with a qualification in languages seeking to enhance their career prospects in their current employment.
-A second class honours grade 2 or equivalent UCD GPA
-Applicants whose first language is not English must normally also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

1 year full time, 2 years part time.

Careers or further progression

Examples of careers pursued by applied linguistics graduates include: teaching, public and private sector employment (internationally and within Ireland), customer relations manager, marketing consultant, technical copy editor, technical writer, training and development manager, administrative assistant, fund raiser.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Vera Regan
Contact Number:+353(0)1 716 8302

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
SLA + TESOL pedagogy
LANG40630

Research Methods
SLL40110

Second Language Acquisition
SLL40290

Intro to Applied Linguistics
SLL40330

Stage 1 - Option
Translation Studies: Theoretical Approaches
GER40040

The English Language for TESOL
LANG40590

Corpus Linguistics
LING30140

Minority Languages
LING40220

Global English
LING40260

Sociolinguistics for AL
LING40290

Phonology for AL
LING40310

Current Issues in Language Development
PSY40350

Application date

Grad Dip Applied Linguistics FT (Z229)

Duration 1 Years Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

Grad Dip Applied Linguistics PT (Z230) Duration
1 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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