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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 11500

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About Applied Linguistics at University of Groningen

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 intoforeign language learning and teaching. You will study the processof learning and the use of second languages. The track allows youto focus your research on your language of choice, for instanceDutch as a second language, but also English French, German,Swedish, Chinese, or any other language.

You will approach second language acquisition from manydifferent angles, including (cognitive) psychology, socialinteraction and language teaching. You will be introduced to thefield of linguistics, language acquisition and language teachingtheory.

The master's track focuses especially on dynamic aspects oflanguage development, which explains how the process of secondlanguage development is affected by the dynamic interaction of awide range of factors. You will learn about the social,psychological and cultural processes that interact in using alanguage or that may cause the use of a second language to grow ordecline. You will explore didactic applications of recent researchand theoretical developments, and learn about computer assistedlanguage learning.

Read more about the Departmentof 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 students? Find out in this master's track.

This one-year master's track focuses on research intoforeign language learning and teaching. You will study the processof learning and the use of second languages. The track allows youto focus your research on your language of choice, for instanceDutch as a second language, but also English, French, German,Swedish, Chinese, or any other language.

You will approach second language acquisition from manydifferent angles, including (cognitive) psychology, socialinteraction and language teaching. You will be introduced to thefield of linguistics, language acquisition and language teachingtheory.

The master's track focuses especially on dynamic aspects oflanguage development, which explains how the process of secondlanguage development is affected by the dynamic interaction of awide range of factors. You will learn about the social,psychological and cultural processes that interact in using alanguage or that may cause the use of a second language to grow ordecline. You will explore didactic applications of recent researchand theoretical developments, and learn about computer assistedlanguage learning.

Read more about the Departmentof Applied Linguistics.

After your studies

Job prospects

After completing this track, you can pursue a career inresearch, or work in the field of language teaching and educationalpublishing projects. You are also equipped to take positions thatdeal with issues of language policy.

After completing this track, you can pursue a career inresearch, or work in the field of language teaching and educationalpublishing projects. You are also equipped to take positions thatdeal with issues of language policy.

Job examples

  • Applied Linguist
    • language research
    • language education
    • language policy
    • language testing
    • curriculum development
    • publishing
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Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

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

previous education

BA in modern languages, linguistics or education.

other admission requirements

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained. This evaluation is carried out by our Admissions Officeand the Admissions Board.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

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

previous education

BA in modern languages, linguistics or education.

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