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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 your students? Find out in this programme.

This one-year Master's track focuses on foreign language teaching. It offers theoretical insights to help assess language-teaching methods and applied linguistics research. 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 psychology, social interaction and language teaching. You will be introduced to the field of linguistics, language acquisition and language teaching theory.
The programme focuses especially on Dynamic System Theory, which explains how cultural differences become bodily differences. You will learn about the social, cultural and political processes that play a role in using a language or that may cause the use of a second language to 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 your students? Find out in this master's track.

This one-year track focuses on foreign language teaching. It offers theoretical insights to help assess language-teaching methods and applied linguistics research. 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 psychology, social interaction and language teaching. You will be introduced to the field of linguistics, language acquisition and language teaching theory.
The track focuses especially on Dynamic System Theory, which explains how cultural differences become bodily differences. You will learn about the social, cultural and political processes that play a role in using a language or that may cause the use of a second language to decline. You will explore didactic applications of recent research and theoretical developments, and learn about computer assisted language learning.

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  • Testimonial of Student Tim Kassenberg

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

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

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  • Testimonial of Allan Duan

    I have gained the experience tackling difficulties while doing research

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  • Testimonial of Student Saskia Evers

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

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  • Testimonial of Student Anna Pochynok

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

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  • Testimonial of student Virág Magasházi

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

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    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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Facts & Figures

Degree
MA in Linguistics
Croho code
60815
Course type
Master
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
12 months (60 ECTS)
Start
February, SeptemberFebruary, September
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Arts

University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts

Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Mexico, Russia, China, Brasil, or Indonesia, starting a Master's track at the Faculty of Arts? If so, you could qualify for the University of Groningen OTS/Talent Grant, Faculty of Arts, a partial scholarship which helps you to finance your studies.

Read more about the OTS/Talent Grant Faculty of Arts or download the brochure here.

Research Master

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