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0010

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradDipAppLing
CRICOS code075411E
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0010

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

Professionals who know how language works and how it can be utilised in a multitude of situations are highly-valued in the workplace. This course offers students an introduction to fundamental areas of applied linguistics, research training and opportunities to specialise in such areas as second/foreign language acquisition, language teaching, language contact and intercultural communication. It provides excellent preparation for further studies in the application of linguistics to professional and social contexts offered in the masters program.

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics is available in the following streams:

  • General applied linguistics (available either on-campus or off-campus),
  • Japanese applied linguistics (on-campus students only)
  • English as an international language (on-campus students only).

Outcomes

Students successfully completing this course will have:

  • a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • advanced analytical skills
  • advanced skills relating to the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Structure

Students complete a core unit, plus units selected from one of three streams and elective units to complete the course credit point value.

Requirements

Core unit

Stream A - general applied linguistics

Stream Coordinator: Dr Louisa Willoughby

  • APG4347 Research methods in applied linguistics
  • APG4698 General linguistics
  • APG4346 Language in society
  • Remaining credit points may be taken from the list of electives below

Stream B - Japanese applied linguistics

Students are required to have intermediate Japanese competence or higher to complete this stream.

Stream Coordinator: Dr Robyn Spence-Brown

  • APG4347 Research methods in applied linguistics
  • APG4633 Teaching and learning Asian languages

And at least one of

  • APG4630 Japanese sociolinguistics
  • APG4631 Asian languages in contact
  • APG4634 Japanese linguistics

Remaining credit points may be taken from the list of electives below. In addition students in the Japanese applied linguistics stream may take up to 24 points of Japanese language units within the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics with the approval of the course coordinator.

Stream C -English as an international language

Stream Coordinator: Prof Farzad Sharifian

  • APG4347 Research methods in applied linguistics
  • APG4735 Issues in teaching English as an international language
  • APG4734 Renationalising English: Language, culture, and communication

And at least one of

  • APG4652 Managing intercultural communication
  • APG4348 Second language acquisition
  • APG5349 World Englishes

Remaining credit points may be taken from the list of common electives below

Elective units

Students enrolled in any stream may take on-campus or off-campus electives from the following:

On-campus electives

Note: students enrolling in on-campus units must be able to attend weekly classes at Monash's Clayton campus

  • APG4698 General linguistics
  • APG4346 Language in society
  • APG4348 Second language acquisition
  • APG4652 Managing intercultural communication
  • APG4633 Teaching and learning Asian languages
  • APG4630 Japanese sociolinguistics
  • APG4631 Asian languages in contact
  • APG4634 Japanese linguistics
  • APG4735 Issues in teaching English as an international language
  • APG4734 Renationalising English: Language, culture, and communication

Students who obtain a distinction average and who have completed or are concurrently enrolled in APG4347/APG5347 (Research methodology in applied linguistics) may seek approval from the course coordinator to undertake APG5706 Research project in linguistics and applied linguistics as one of the electives.

Alternative electives may be approved on an individual basis.

Off-campus electives

Note: international students who are living in Australia generally have visa restrictions that prevent them from taking off-campus units

Alternative electives may be approved on an individual basis.

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the postgraduate diploma program may proceed to course 3769 Master of Applied Linguistics.

Alternative exit(s)

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with course 3676 Graduate Certificate in Linguistics.

Award(s)

Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics