Taught course

Applied Linguistics

Institution
University of Groningen · University of Groningen
Qualifications
MA Linguistics

Entry requirements

BA in modern languages, linguistics or education. To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained. This evaluation is carried out by our Admissions Office and the Admissions Board. Minimum language requirement for MA: TOEFL internet based (itb): 105 (with a minimum of 24 on all items) IELTS Academic Module: 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 for all components) http://www.rug.nl/masters/applied-linguistics/admission-and-application

Months of entry

September

Course content

Can you learn a second language the same way you learned your mother tongue? What is the best way to test the language proficiency level of your students? Find out in this programme.

This one-year Master's programme focuses on foreign language teaching. It offers theoretical insights to help assess language-teaching methods and applied linguistics research. You will study the process of learning and the use of second languages. The programme allows you to focus your research on your language of choice, for instance Dutch as a second language, but also French, German, Swedish, Chinese, or any other language.
You will approach second language acquisition from many different angles, including psychology, social interaction and language teaching. You will be introduced to the field of linguistics, language acquisition and language teaching theory.
The program focuses especially on Dynamic System Theory, which explains how cultural differences become bodily differences. You will learn about the social, cultural and political processes that play a role in using a language or that may cause the use of a second language to decline. You will explore didactic applications of recent research and theoretical developments, and learn about computer assisted language learning.

Information for international students

http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/application-procedure/

Fees and funding

UK students
1951 (EU)
International students
11000 (non-EU)

Qualification and course duration

MA Linguistics

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Hanneke Loerts
Email
h.loerts@rug.nl