The 17 cooperating departments span four colleges, and include Anthropology; Classics; Cognitive Science; Disability & Psychoeducational Studies; East Asian Studies; Educational Psychology; English; French and Italian; German Studies; Linguistics; Mexican American Studies; Middle Eastern & North African Studies; Psychology; Russian and Slavic Studies; Spanish & Portuguese; Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences; Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies.
Students may choose from major specializations in four areas: (1) Linguistic dimensions of L2 learning, (2) Sociolinguistic dimensions of L2 learning, (3) Cognitive dimensions of L2 learning, or (4) Instructional dimensions of L2 learning. Minor specializations include these same four areas, plus two additional twelve-unit minor options in Language Program administration or Technology in Second Language Teaching.
Admission to the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching program from University of Arizona is based on the following kinds of evidence: (1) excellent prior academic performance in a related field as indicated by a transcript; (2) three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the student’s performance; (3) an example of the student’s scholarly writing on a topic related to the proposed area of study, or a critical review of a book which is relevant; and (4) GRE general test. In addition, a methods course specific to language teaching is prerequisite for all students, and the TOEFL examination is required of international students. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 66 units beyond the B.A./B.S. degree including 24 units of required courses, 12 units in one of the 4 areas of specialization,12 units in a minor area of specialization (unless an external minor has other credit minimum requirements), and 18 units of dissertation. It is anticipated that most students entering this degree program will hold the master’s degree. Up to 24 units of prior graduate-level course work which is judged by the committee to be comparable to required courses in this program may be counted toward the 66 total units.
Core course requirements include linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and research methodology, as well as second language acquisition theory. A detailed listing of courses and alternatives is available from the program office.
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- Linguistic dimensions of L2 learning
- Socio-cultural dimensions of L2 learning
- Cognitive dimensions of L2 learning
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Instructional Dimensions of Second Language Learning
- Sociocultural Dimentions of Second Language Learning
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- 60 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Proof of Master's degree or equivalent in Applied Linguistics or an associated field to be completed by time of program entry
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.
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