As the name suggests, Applied Linguistics is all about giving students opportunities to reflect on the relevance of their learning to their own context. All specialisations within the degree offer high-achieving students the opportunity to complete a research project or internship as part of their degree, and the coursework units provide regular opportunities to apply your learning to your own context as part of the assessment process.
With multilingual, multicultural classes, we also devote significant class time to discussing differences between languages and between language learning experiences and how these relate to the theories and issues covered in the unit.
Students interested in foreign language teaching and second language acquisition and who are studying on-campus may have the opportunity to participate in the extensive language teaching programs in the school, and to conduct research drawing on the students in these programs.
Teaching World Englishes for International Communication and Japanese studies, for example, offer an informal internship program, and qualified students may even have the opportunity to be employed as sessional teachers.