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Applied Linguistics, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
As a student in the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics program (MAAL) - TESOL, you will explore the relationship between language, culture and society to solve real-world problems in language teaching, language testing and intercultural communication. Students may do the entire MAAL-TESOL online. 


Strengths of the MAAL Program

The M.A. program in Applied Linguistics is a two-year, part-time program that draws upon current research in linguistics, psychology, sociology, ethnography, and education. As a student, you will experience the movement from theory-to-practice and practice-to-theory, preparing yourselves to become life-long learners and reflective professionals in language education and intercultural communication. Program strengths include the following:

  • A practicum in a real classroom setting to develop advanced teaching skills.
  • Opportunity to earn European-recognized certification as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language.
  • A program that prepares you equally well for professional development and for doctoral studies.
  • Courses that develop skills in using technology for language teaching in the classroom and online.
  • Courses to analyze language in the real world and classroom settings.
  • Courses that develop skills for research projects in linguistics and language education.
  • Option to earn the International Tutor Training Program certification as a writing tutor from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).
  • Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.
  • Option to earn professional certification in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. The English Teaching Competency Test (ETECT) awards certificates accredited by the Hellenic Accreditation System (). This is the first such certificate accredited by in Greece.
  • Career counseling and opportunities for networking through the Career Development Office during and after your studies.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Language and Communication
  • Language Analysis
  • Language in Society
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Understanding Research in Applied Linguistics
  • Concentration
  • Theory and Methods in TESOL
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching Reading and Writing
  • Teaching Listening and Speaking

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Registration deadline for new students extended to October 31

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    39 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A completed Application Form for the Graduate Programs
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with at least a B (3.0) grade point average;
  • For those applicants whose native language is not English, the University requires evidence of proficiency in English. 
  • Signed and sealed envelopes containing official transcripts from each college/university (graduate or undergraduate programs) previously attended. 
  • An up-to-date résumé;
  • The required essay;
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation for the Graduate Programs 
  • Two current passport-size photographs
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport/National Identity Card
  • A non-refundable application fee of 50€/$70 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Athens

  • 595 - 760 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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