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Applied Linguistics

Hellenic American College

12 months
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As a student in the Applied Linguistics programme of the Hellenic American College, 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 Applied Linguistics program of the Hellenic American College 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.

Career Paths

You will develop essential skills to assume key positions as: specialized language teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum and material developers, language consultants and publishers, directors of studies and language researchers. You will also be prepared to pursue PhD studies in Language and Communication or related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics and Language Education
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Understanding Research in Applied Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching Reading and Writing in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MAAL Application Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Recommendation letters from two individuals who can provide information about your academic and professional abilities and attest to your capacity for graduate study. Each referee should complete a recommendation form, seal it in an envelope, and sign his or her name across the envelope seal.
  • A current résumé.
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency: If English is not your native language you are requested to submit evidence of English language proficiency.
  • A copy of your passport or I.D. card and two passport size photographs.
  • A non- refundable application fee of $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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