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Second Language Acquisition

University of Macau

M.A.
24 months
Duration
14348 EUR/year
11470 EUR/year
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About

Second Language Acquisition from University of Macau introduces you to the study of theories and methods of language teaching, learning and assessment.

Overview

Second Language Acquisition from University of Macau provides us with an understanding of how children and adults learn a second language and high quality professional development in 3 specializations: Teaching Chinese, Portuguese or English as a second language.

Careers

  • Teaching Chinese, Portuguese or English as a Second Language
  • Advanced career prospects for Macau teachers in schools, educational institutions and government
  • Further studies in Ph.D. programmes to conduct research in applied linguistics
  • Working in the areas of linguistics, language assessment and research methods
  • Other related areas include writing and publishing educational materials, delivering online education and educational administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Chinese – English Structure
  • First Language Acquisition
  • Syntax -The Structure of English
  • World Englishes
  • Bilingualism
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • The Process of Language Acquisition
  • Curriculum Planning and Materials Evaluation for Portuguese as a Foreign Language
  • Developing Reading Skills in Portuguese as a Foreign Language

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Portuguese or Chinese, or a related subject from a recognized university.
  • Applicants should have achieved the equivalent of an overall result of Grade C+ or better in the Bachelor’s degree studies.The equivalent means 2.3 on the 4.0 GPA scale, 14 on the 20-point scale or 70 out of 100.
  • Proof of English Proficiency - Obtained a Level 6 of the College English Test (CET) score of 430 or; Obtained a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based examination)/ 80 (Internet-based examination) or; An IELTS overall score of 6.0 or above with no sub-score lower than 5.5 or; Passed the Level 4 or Level 8 of the Test for English Majors (TEM).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14348 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11470 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11470 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National students tuition for Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong Students - 102,600 MOP
  • Macao students - 72,000 MOP 
  • International students - 128,340 MOP

Funding

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