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Applied Linguistics

Trinity College Dublin

12 months
Duration
19996 EUR/year
9370 EUR/year
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About

The long-established Applied Linguistics programme of Trinity College Dublin is aimed at teachers of second and foreign languages. The discipline of applied linguistics investigates a range of issues around language in contemporary society. Among these, the most prominent issues are those surrounding second and foreign language education. 

Overview

Course Description

 It is often said that globalisation has made the learning of additional languages an essential goal in education, but in truth, language learning has been important in most places at most times. In spite of this, language education in its various aspects was under-researched until the 1960s, so that applied linguistics is a relatively young, but increasingly important field.

Students need not have any background in linguistics or applied linguistics to be accepted into the Applied Linguistics programme of Trinity College Dublin. They are normally expected to have language teaching experience. Indeed, many of our students have been practising teachers who wish to expand their career horizons by deeper study of the current state of the art in language education. In particular, CLCS has from the start been closely involved with the development of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the associated European Language Portfolio, and the rationale for and practical use of these increasingly important tools are a recurring theme in the course.

Programme Structure

There are two central strands in the applied linguistics of language teaching and learning: 

  • One, usually called second language acquisition, investigates the psychology of language learning, which is a phenomenon that is not confined to the classroom or other instructed contexts. 
  • The other, second language pedagogy, focuses on instruction at various different scales: language education policy, curriculum, teaching methods, and learning tasks. Given this educational focus, applied linguistics draws not only on linguistics, but also on educational psychology, educational philosophy, social psychology, and cognitive psychology, among other disciplines.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
  • GPA of at least 3.2

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a good honours degree (at least an upper second or equivalent; GPA of at least 3.2).
  • Previous knowledge of applied linguistics is not a requirement. 
  • Normally only graduates with language teaching experience are admitted to the course in Applied Linguistics. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must meet the College's requirements for English-language proficiency, i.e. the minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. For this course, no individual IELTS band can be below 6.
  • Students whose first language is not English are encouraged to attend our pre-sessional Summer programme to prepare them for postgraduate study in Ireland (see here). Applicants must provide a Personal Statement explaining their motivation in applying for their chosen course(s).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19996 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9370 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part time fee

  • National - 6,130 EUR
  • International - 11,375 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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