Applied Linguistics (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    11400 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
The Applied Linguistics (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) programme is offered by the University of Groningen. It provides theoretical insights to help assess language-teaching methods and applied linguistics research. You will study the process of learning and the use of second languages.

About

The Applied Linguistics (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) programme is offered by the University of Groningen. 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 psychology, social interaction and language teaching. You will be introduced to the field of linguistics, language acquisition and language teaching theory.

The track focuses especially on Dynamic System Theory, which explains how cultural differences become bodily differences. You will learn about the social, cultural and political processes that play a role in using a language or that may cause the use of a second language to decline. You will explore didactic applications of recent research and theoretical developments, and learn about computer assisted language learning.

Job prospects:

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.

Job examples:

  • Applied Linguist
  • Language research
  • Language education
  • Language policy
  • Language testing
  • Curriculum development
  • Publishing

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methodology Appl. Linguistics 
  • Teaching Methodology/2nd Language Dev.
  • Theory of 2nd Language Development
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning 
  • Master's Thesis in Applied Linguistics
  • Work Placement in Applied Linguistics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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 Office and the Admissions Board.
  • BA in modern languages, linguistics or education.
  • 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.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      11400 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2006 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

    Living costs for Groningen

    750 - 1,000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.