Master of Applied Linguistics
This program focuses on research across the concerns related to language
in applied contexts. It is available by coursework, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by research. Majors include Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Languages Other than English (LOTE) teaching, and intercultural communication.
This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if you’re teaching at any level. It will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education or applied linguistics.
Academic entry requirement
A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).
NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).
TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.
La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Or approved international equivalent.
You will be able to take responsibility for the planning, administration and delivery of language and literacy programs. Typical graduate roles include tutor, lecturer, ESL (English as a Second Language) language teacher and applied linguistics curriculum coordinator.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
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How to apply
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 023619G