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Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics

Program code: 5463
CRICOS code: 064991D

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics will introduce you to concepts and issues relevant to second language teaching, translation, interpreting and more.

  • This six-month program is suitable for those with an approved degree in any discipline, or post-secondary study and / or relevant work experience – see Program Details.
  • Benefit from a program designed for professional development. You can choose to specialise in Applied Linguistics or Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Studies.
  • Study Applied Linguistics to gain a strong understanding of core concepts, current issues and research methods. You will acquire specialised knowledge of theory and practice in language teaching, technology and sociolinguistics / intercultural issues.
  • Undertake TESOL as a professional development program for experienced teachers of English as a Foreign Language and English as a Second Language. Research and project options are available, particularly if you're wishing to pursue a higher degree.

This program will deepen your knowledge of language and language teaching, and let you explore options for further study.

  • Pursue further study

    Upon completion of this program you can choose to progress to the Master of Applied Linguistics. Course credit you receive in this program can also be transferred to the higher-level programs.

  • Why study

    Applied linguistics at UQ

     

Fields of study for this program

Fields of study for this program

There are 2 fields of study available in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics.

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Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics is usually undertaken for professional development reasons – career progression and advancing or updating knowledge of a particular field.

Graduates are equipped with key advanced abilities in either Applied Linguistics or TESOL Studies, and have a better understanding of themselves as language professionals.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their careers – whatever field they work in – or use the graduate certificate as a stepping-stone to higher-level Applied Linguistics programs, which have more comprehensive study plans, and offer greater professional opportunities.

Summary

  • Program code
    5463
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    064991D

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics provides a strong understanding of concepts, current issues and research methods in the core areas of applied linguistics. Students will acquire specialised knowledge of theory and practice in targeted areas of language teaching, technology, and sociolinguistics/ intercultural issues. Whilst studying Applied Linguistics, students will develop an ability to apply their knowledge to professional and practical tasks in teaching and other areas and an understanding of principal directions in current thinking and applications of the field.

TESOL Studies

The TESOL field is a professional development program for experienced teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL). Research and project options are available, particularly for students intending to continue on to higher research degrees. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a dynamic, global profession. With English being the international language of business, education, and cross-cultural communication, qualified TESOL professionals are in great demand worldwide. At least one year of teaching experience in a language related area is required for entry. A number of courses are also offered on-line for flexible delivery. The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and MA degrees awarded do not provide entry qualifications for language teaching.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative program fee

AUD $14,488
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative program fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics for one semester in 2018. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics is 5463. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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