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USQs Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction.
This four course degree, allows you to enhance your knowledge and skills as a facilitator of learning in second language contexts and to critically reflect on language related issues.
On successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics, graduates should be able to:
critically reflect on language related issues
integrate knowledge as a strategic facilitator in second language contexts
expand communication and literacy skills assisted by technology in relevant discourse communities
demonstrate competence in academic and scholarly writing
use skills in a specialised field of Applied Linguistics.
This program aims to enhance skills in inter-cultural competence of professionals in diverse communities associated with sectors such as Education, Health and Industry. It provides students with academic skills and professional competence to understand the background to contemporary issues associated with communities of diverse language identities.
The PGAL is a 4-unit program. A student must complete four units at postgraduate level (level 5 or level 8), three required units and one elective unit. A minimum of 50% of the program (2 units) must comprise level 8 courses.
Required time limits
Full-time enrolment normally requires one semester of study. Part-time enrolment may take up to two years of study to complete the Program.
The one elective courses will be selected from
- LIN8001 Principles of Second Language Learning
- LIN8002 Methodology in Teaching a Second Language
- LIN5003 Syllabus Design and Materials Writing
- LIN8006 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- LIN8007 Language Testing
Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.
3-year degree from an Australian university or equivalentEnglish language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0) TOEFL (paper based): 570 (or better) (with minimum test of written English score of 5) TOEFL (electronic): 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5) TOEFL (internet based): 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands) Pearson (PTE Academic): 58 (or better) (with no communicative score lower than 58) Singapore, Hong Kong, British 'O' Level English: 'C' or better English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 570 TOEFL iBT® test: 90