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Applied Linguistics

Can you learn a second language the same way you learned your mother tongue? What is the best way to test the language proficiency level of students? Find out in this master's track.

This one-year master's track focuses on research into foreign language learning and teaching. It offers theoretical insights to help assess language-teaching methods and research into applied linguistics. You will study the process of learning and the use of second languages. The track allows you to focus your research on your language of choice, for instance Dutch as a second language, but also French, German, Swedish, Chinese, or any other language.

You will approach second language acquisition from many different angles, including (cognitive) psychology, social interaction and language teaching. You will be introduced to the field of linguistics, language acquisition and language teaching theory.

The master's track focuses especially on dynamic aspects of language development, which explains how the process of second language development is affected by the dynamic interaction of a wide range of factors. You will learn about the social, psychological and cultural processes that interact in using a language or that may cause the use of a second language to grow or decline. You will explore didactic applications of recent research and theoretical developments, and learn about computer assisted language learning.

Can you learn a second language the same way you learned your mother tongue? What is the best way to test the language proficiency level of students? Find out in this master's track.

This one-year master's track focuses on research into foreign language learning and teaching. It offers theoretical insights to help assess language-teaching methods and research into applied linguistics. You will study the process of learning and the use of second languages. The track allows you to focus your research on your language of choice, for instance Dutch as a second language, but also French, German, Swedish, Chinese, or any other language.

You will approach second language acquisition from many different angles, including (cognitive) psychology, social interaction and language teaching. You will be introduced to the field of linguistics, language acquisition and language teaching theory.

The master's track focuses especially on dynamic aspects of language development, which explains how the process of second language development is affected by the dynamic interaction of a wide range of factors. You will learn about the social, psychological and cultural processes that interact in using a language or that may cause the use of a second language to grow or decline. You will explore didactic applications of recent research and theoretical developments, and learn about computer assisted language learning.

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  • Testimonial van Tim Kassenberg

    Interesting and well-balanced in terms of theory and research practice

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  • Testimonial van Marleen van der Graaf

    What is the best way a language can be acquired in what situation?

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  • Testimonial van Allan Duan

    I have gained the experience tackling difficulties while doing research

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  • Testimonial van Student Saskia Evers

    Theoretical Perspectives on Language Learning and Teaching: a really interesting course!

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  • Testimonial van Anna Pochynok

    In the future I would like to work in the field of TEFL materials development

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  • Testimonial van Virág Magasházi

    All of the teachers do their best to give students as much knowledge as they can

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  • Testimonial van Master's Ambassador Darienne Harms

    The professors are experts in their fields, and they do their best to create a friendly atmosphere to welcome all students.

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  • Testimonial van Muzakki Bashori

    I not only learn about the theory, but also I am equipped with the practical experience.

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Feiten & Cijfers

Titel/Graad
MA in Taalwetenschappen
Croho code
60815
Type opleiding
Master
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
12 maanden (60 ECTS)
Start
Februari, SeptemberFebruari, September
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
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Research Master

Are you interested in a research oriented career? Please also check our Research Master's Programme of Linguistics.