Applied Linguistics

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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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.

Read more about the Department of Applied Linguistics.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA Taalwetenschappen
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60815
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

The master's track Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen is a unique track focussing on the processes involved in second language learning, as well as teaching theories. The programme encompasses various fields of study, as learning and using a second language may be approached from many different angles. Students will explore and discuss the factors that relate to second language development, including cognition, psychology, social interaction, language teaching, and culture.
In addition to theoretical and teaching paradigms, students will also take classes in the research practices and methodology essential for conducting applied linguistics research. These classes will act as the foundation from which students will be able to conduct their own applied linguistics research in the form of the MA thesis in Semester 2. The master's track Applied Linguistics is a truly international programme, welcoming students from all over the world. The classes are taught entirely in English, and students are encouraged to use their own language experiences as the basis for their individual linguistic enquiries and research. Our programme is small, which means that students benefit from small, intimate classes and close collaborative relationships with the other students as well as instructors.

Studieprogramma

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opbouwCheck out the content of the courses on Ocasys: https://www.rug.nl/let/courses-ma-linguistics

periode
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Research Methodology Appl. Linguistics
10 EC
Teaching Methodology/2nd Language Dev.
10 EC
Theory of 2nd Language Development
10 EC
Computer Assisted Language Learning keuzevak
10 EC
Master's Thesis in Applied Linguistics afstuderen
20 EC
MA Work Placement in Applied Linguistics keuzevak stage
10 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Master's placement

During this Master's track, you can follow a placement for ECTS credit points.

It is your responsibility to find a placement yourself, but the Mobility Office can offer help with this where necessary. Click the link above to find examples of placements completed by other Master's students.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
30% theorie
30% praktijk
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Elke mastertrack heeft een studieadviseur waar je terecht kunt als je vragen hebt of advies wilt over je studie en andere zaken rondom het studeren. Alles wat je bespreekt wordt vertrouwelijk behandeld. Bij complexe zaken verwijst de studieadviseur je door naar een studentendecaan.

Ook worden er cursussen aangeboden die je kunnen helpen om beter te kunnen studeren, bijvoorbeeld over studiestress en presenteren. Deze kun je volgen bij het Studenten Service Centrum (SSC).
honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme

The Master's Honours Programme was developed especially for students who want to get more from their studies.

It is a programme worth 15 ECTS that is followed in addition to the standard Master's programme. It is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that is designed to introduce students to various aspects of leadership.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills) or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). ERK level C1.

vooropleiding
BA in modern languages, linguistics or education.

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
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27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

studievereniging

Tw!st
TW!ST is the study association for students of Linguistics in Groningen.
Since it started in 2005, TW!ST has been encouraging students to get to know each other both in and outside the lecture halls. The association organizes trips to language research institutes, symposiums and lectures, and other activities including an introduction camp, drinks and dinner parties and a gala. We also provide our members with study material at discount prices.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

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

I had the chance to spend a semester as an Erasmus student at the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen. I took part in the courses Research Methodology, Teaching Methodology, and Theories of Second Language Development. We learned different theories of language learning, acquisition and development, which helped us to think critically, also to be able to compare and evaluate these theories. Also we learned how to set up our own research.

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If someone has a problem or struggles with a task, the teachers immediately offer help, so no one is left behind.
I really enjoyed the classes where I learned a lot of new concepts, ideas, critical thinking and writing in academic English. The group works were also exciting -  it was great to work together with other people then present our project and assignments. This half year was a big chance for me to study in an international environment which definitely improved and broadened my academic skills and knowledge. For an exchange student this department, this university and this city has been a perfect choice!


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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.

My name is Darienne Harms, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Aruba. I did my Bachelor’s degree in Groningen, so I’ve been living in Groningen for about four years now. Languages have always been one of my main interests, alongside sports and traveling. I am currently learning Japanese, and wish to visit my first Asian country soon. Furthermore, I’m planning to do the Educational Master’s degree after this Master so I can receive my English teacher certificate...
But because I want to get my teacher’s degree, I wanted to better prepare myself for the position. Applied Linguistics is a Master that combines all the elements of research into language development or bilingualism, learning about the theories behind teaching methodologies, and applying these by making lesson plans. The professors are also experts in their fields, and they do their best to create a friendly atmosphere to welcome all students. I have to say I am very satisfied with my program because it met my expectations of having a nice balance between research and foreign language teaching.
Read more about Darienne and why she chose to study Applied Linguistics in Groningen.
Questions? Send Darienne an email: d.harms.1@student.rug.nl


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

'Since I have more than six years of Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) experience, it was important for me to move forward in my career. To do so I felt it was necessary to get a more in-depth understanding of how languages are learned and which processes of the brain are involved in second language development as well as which teaching methods are more effective.

Applied Linguistics is an intensive programme with lots of new information and skills to be learned. This ensures the study is challenging and engaging at the same time...
The advanced level of teaching, and the fact that we work with the latest research findings in the field,  makes your knowledge suitable on the labour market.
During my study I met lots of friends from around the world, which I think is a very valuable experience. I enjoy working in a digital environment as well as at the university library. I really like the staff of the university who are always willing to help. And I'm convinced their teaching methods approaches are the most effective for language learning.
For the future I would like to work in the field of TEFL materials development since,  thanks to my studies, I gathered lots of interesting ideas.'


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

One of the first courses we had to attend last year was Theoretical Perspectives, which proved really interesting! Through the lecture, the book (written by the teachers themselves!) and the assignments we became familiar with many different perspectives in this area of applied linguistics.

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listen to them!!  
This is not to scare you, because all in all, I really liked this course!  


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Marleen van der Graaf
What is the best way a language can be acquired in what situation?

Teaching and learning aspects of a second or foreign language: This course focuses on a task based approach of learning a foreign language. This way of learning is considered on the background of older approaches, like the more old-fashioned way of focusing on grammar and specified exercises.

During the course we try to find an answer on the question “what is the best way a language can be acquired in what situation?.” An interesting part is the designing of a learning task for a particular group by all Master students following this course...
It is nice too see all kinds of different approaches on how to teach other people a new language. It makes you aware of the complexity of a learning situation and attitudes of the learners: an interesting course which provides you a critical view on learner's approaches!


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

I found the programme for the master to be interesting and well-balanced in terms of theory and research practice. The first semester provided me with the information and analytical tools I needed for writing my thesis in the second semester. Even the dreaded statistics portion of the Research Methodology module turned out to be easier than I thought, due to the skills of the teachers and frequent practice.

In the second semester, I was able to choose a thesis topic based on my own interests, which was really interesting and motivating...


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

In 2010, when I was an undergraduate student, I wrote a dream to study abroad with a scholarship, and five years later the dream came true! I was so thankful to God because, after endless efforts, I was finally awarded a full-scholarship from LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education) and not long after that, I got admitted in a one-year master program at the University of Groningen. As an English teacher in Indonesia, this master program is really what I need.

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


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Allan Duan
onderzoeker
I have gained the experience tackling difficulties while doing research

The Master's track Applied Linguistics in the University of Groningen has broadened my perspective and understanding of the English teaching. Moreover, through the study at the university I have gained the experience tackling difficulties while doing research.

Writing the Ma thesis could be the most difficult but exciting part of this one-year programme. It could be very time-consuming to decide the subject and write the first paragraph. My supervisor, Prof...
A meeting with the supervisor every week as well as having appointments with other professors were really helpful when I was working on my thesis.
Studying and living in Groningen has left me beautiful memories, precious experiences and interesting classmates. I hope the future students could enjoy every moment of the life here in Groningen.
Allan J. Duan


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Studentoordelen

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Applied Linguistics aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 39 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After completing this track, you can pursue a career in research, or set up language teaching projects. You are also equipped to take positions on the European level that deal with issues of language policy.
current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanzeer slecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer slecht
kans op een vaste baan gemiddeld
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • linguist (l2)
bron: StudieData

Contact

Admissions Office
Master's Ambassador Darienne Harms
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