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Master - full-time

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 programme 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 programme 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 program 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 programme.

This one-year Master's programme 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 programme 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 program 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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Facts & Figures

  • Degree

    MA in Linguistics

  • Croho code

    60815

  • Course type

    Master

  • Language of instruction

    English (100%)

  • Duration

    12 months (60 ECTS)

  • Start

    SeptemberSeptember

  • Programme form

    full-time

  • Faculty

    Arts

Talent Grants

Are you a non-EU/EEA student from Mexico, Russia, China, Brasil, Korea or Indonesia, starting a Master's programme at the Faculty of Arts?

In that case you could qualify for the University of Groningen Talent Grant, Faculty of Arts, a partial scholarship which helps you to finance your studies. Talent Grants are offered to make Master's programmes accessible to a select group of foreign students. Read more on Talent Grants.

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