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.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMA
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60815
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

This one-year master's track focuses on research into foreign language learning and teaching. 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 English, 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.

Waarom aan de RUG?

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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periode
1234
Research Methodology Appl. Linguistics
10 EC
Teaching Methodology/2nd Language Dev.
10 EC
Theory of 2nd Language Development
10 EC
Master's Thesis in Applied Linguistics afstuderen
20 EC
Computer Assisted Language Learning keuzevak
10 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
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
literature study, internship, research project, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, self study, integration module, seminar
instruction modes
Lectures, internships, working groups, research seminars, MA thesis.
objectives
MA graduates are able to carry out research on language learning and language use and are able to set up programmes for language teaching.
study guidance
If you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the programme and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.
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 kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 augustus 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

taaltoets
Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1

vooropleiding
BA in modern languages, linguistics or education.

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 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

91 studenten volgen deze opleiding
86% daarvan is vrouw
14 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
71% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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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
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

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

I had had more than six years experience in the department of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) before I decided to further advance in my professional career. To do so, I wanted to acquire a more in-depth understanding of how languages are learned and which neuroscientific components and teaching methods are involved in the efficient and sustainable acquisition of a second language.

The degree of Applied Linguistics contains a lot of research and skills to be obtained...
I particularly enjoyed the modules concerning Statistics, Language Development, and Teaching Methodology. The advanced level of teaching in combination with being on the forefront of research in this field also results in great employment chances when entering the labour market.
With Groningen being a very international city, I made friends from all over the world, which was an incredibly enriching and inherently positive experience.
The good facilities at the university are another positive component whilst I also liked the applied teaching methods
and the supportive staff and academic surroundings. I aspire to continue working in the field of TEFL material development.
My time in Groningen has immensely contributed to obtaining the skill-set required for this work.


lees verder ...
Virag Magashazi
All of the teachers do their best to give students as much knowledge as they can

I was lucky enough to spend one semester at the Department of Applied Linguistics in Groningen, where I chose to follow the modules of Research Methodology, Teaching Methodology, and Theories of Second Language Development. Learning and comparing different theories of language learning, acquisition, and development enabled us to think critically about the discussed issues and also taught us how to conduct our own research.

The Applied Linguistics MA in Groningen really excels due to the expertise of the instructors as well as the support provided to the students...
The classes taught me to think critically and also contributed towards the development of my academic English skills. There is also a strong emphasis on a very collaborative approach, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The semester I spent in Groningen benefited me massively as a
person as I was privileged enough to spend half a year in a very international environment, which enriched my academic skills as well as my general knowledge. The university and city of Groningen have been the perfect choice for me and I could only recommend studying there!


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Ana Jimenez Tirado
"The teachers are experts in the field and lectures and seminars are balanced in terms of theory, and individual and group assignments."

I ended up choosing the MA in Applied Linguistics due to my interest in language as such and particularly my interest for finding the best method of teaching and learning second languages.

The degree at RUG appealed to me as it balances theory and practice incredibly well. Simultaneously, I was looking for a program that was affordable and did not exceed the span of one year. I cannot say I have been disappointed: the instructors are experts in their field whilst lectures and seminars are well-balanced in their emphasis on theory, and individual and group assignments...
As with any MA program, it is a lot of work. However, the studying certainly contributes to our academic development. A question I frequently hear is: “What is applied linguistics? Are you going to be a teacher?” The actual options are much broader: following the completion of The MA, you will be an expert in teaching languages. This enables you, for instance, to work in a language centres, as an advisor as on how to acquire language, or as a researcher.


lees verder ...
Judith Selder
A perfect master for me: a combination of theory and practical implications

Applied Linguistics is the perfect master for me, because it combines theory in the field of applied linguistics with more practical implications such as teaching methodology. The information I received during the master events I visited matched exactly with the content of the master, so it definitely matches my expectations. If I had to give a summary of the master it would be: theory, application of theory, challenging, and international.Of course, studying at master level takes some time.

...
We have the opportunity to go on an internship in the second semester. Although this may seem like a lot, it really does not feel that way. I believe that if you think something is fun and interesting, putting in the work is no problem at all.Read more about Judith Selder and why she chose to study Applied Linguistics in Groningen!Questions? Send Judith an e-mail!


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

When I was an undergraduate in 2010, studying abroad was nothing more than a mere dream. Five years later, this dream became reality! I thanked God that after so much effort, I had finally been able to obtain a scholarship from LPDP (Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education). Shortly after, I was accepted in the one-year Applied Linguistics MA program in Groningen. This degree was really everything I hoped for as I aspire to become an English teacher in Indonesia.

Besides gaining a theoretical insight, I have also acquired practical experience in this field...


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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

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€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
3/22 RUG
Taalwetenschappen
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
4/22 RUG
Multilingualism
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/22 RUG
European Linguistics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
14 eerstejaars
71% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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6/22 Universiteit Leiden
Linguistics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
110 eerstejaars
74% vrouw
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7/22 Universiteit Leiden
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€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
123 eerstejaars
73% vrouw
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8/22 Universiteit Leiden
Modern Languages (from September 2019)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
60 eerstejaars
70% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/22 Universiteit Leiden
Translation (from September 2019)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
69% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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10/22 Radboud Universiteit
Taal- en Spraakpathologie
star Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e
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11 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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11/22 Radboud Universiteit
Taalwetenschappen/Linguistics
star Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
12/22 Radboud Universiteit
Language and Communication Coaching
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2016
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
11 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/22 Radboud Universiteit
General Linguistics
star Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/22 Radboud Universiteit
Docent en Expert
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
11 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
15/22 UU
Meertaligheid en taalverwerving
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
16/22 UU
Interculturele communicatie
€ 336 gemiddelde kamerhuur
52 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
17/22 Amsterdam UVA
Language and Society
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
43% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/22 Amsterdam UVA
Vertalen
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
43% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
19/22 Amsterdam UVA
General Linguistics
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
43% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
20/22 Amsterdam UVA
Language and Education
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
16 eerstejaars
43% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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21/22 Amsterdam VU
Taaltheorie en taalbeschrijving
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
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100% Engelstalig
22/22 Amsterdam VU
Toegepaste taalwetenschap
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
90% Nederlandstalig
10% Engelstalig
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algemeen oordeel4.13.8
inhoud3.93.7
docenten4.13.9
studiefaciliteiten4.03.7
studielast3.83.4
studiebegeleiding3.73.5
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Applied Linguistics aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 40 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After completing this track, you can pursue a career in research, or work in the field of language teaching and educational publishing projects. You are also equipped to take positions that deal with issues of language policy.

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