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Master of Arts in Linguistics: Specialization in Language Teaching

Master of Arts in Linguistics: Specialization in Language Teaching

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 15 months
Solid preparation in linguistics is indispensable to any specialization at the graduate level. Although the courses deal with a variety of linguistic topics, three facets of linguistics are strongly emphasized in the graduate program: A pragmatic approach to the study of language structure and use, variation and change, and acquisition and learning; An empirical, live-data, fieldwork, experimental, and cross-linguistic approach to the methodology of linguistic research; Interdisciplinary emphasis on the place of human language in its wider natural context. For those who intend to complete the PhD, the MA is not necessary and may delay completion of the advanced degree. While not necessary, the option of completing a terminal theoretical MA may be appropriate for some whose goals are, for example, professional work in a language community. Prospective students who are unsure which program would be appropriate are encouraged to consult with the department's director of graduate studies. The specialization in language teaching requires a background in basic linguistics and courses specifically designed for second-language teaching preparation.