Applied Linguistics

Curtin University

12 months
31000 AUD/year
18000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Applied Linguistics course from Curtin University is designed for professionals in the field of language education. It focuses on language acquisition theories and the role of language in society, particularly in transcultural settings.


This Applied Linguistics course from Curtin University will also encourage you to enhance your skills in TESOL and consider issues connected with TESOL teaching globally.

Theoretical units feed into practical units of language teaching methodologies, and course design and assessment, while the unit Special Topics in Applied Linguistics focuses upon specific areas of contemporary relevance. You will also learn the basics of research methods in applied linguistics and will be given the scope to conduct your own independent study, which could prepare you for a future in research.

You will evaluate current second language acquisition theory and consider the roles and status of languages in multicultural societies, particularly in Asia. You will consider contrastive learning and teaching styles with special reference to teacher-student roles in Asian and Australian societies. You will also learn to effectively plan and evaluate language teaching, schemes of work/syllabuses, and language assessment procedures.

You will be able to take alternative pathways - coursework or research. If you aim to undertake doctoral level studies in the future you are advised to complete the research dissertation pathway. Graduates of the research pathway are expected to be able to plan and conduct research, and to develop and evaluate projects with a high degree of initiative, independence and resourcefulness.

Career information

  • TESOL (EAL/D) teacher
  • Researcher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language Acquisition
  • Language Teaching Methodologies
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Special Topics in Applied Linguistics
  • Language in Society
  • Language Teaching Course Design and Assessment
  • Negotiated Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




200 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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.
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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 023985G

Applicants require a degree that is assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian teaching degree. Some examples of this are:

  • A Bachelor of Education
  • A four-year combined/double education degree
  • A three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Applied Linguistics
Curtin University