Explore the field of applied linguistics through real-world case studies
This online course introduces the field of applied linguistics and how it relates to disciplines including linguistics and language teaching.
You’ll explore real-world examples of applied linguistics, such as forensic linguistics and language assessment. You’ll look at the field’s impact on important issues – for example, reducing gender bias in language use and simplifying legal language.
You’ll find out what applied linguists do through a series of case studies. Specialists will work through problems and show you applied linguistic research methods to solve them.
- Have you ever met an applied linguist?
- Language and the big decisions in life
- Inspiring language learning
- The social role of pronunciation
- Investigating language in use
This course is designed for:
- anyone interested in linguistics and language teaching, and thinking of a career in these fields
- people considering a postgraduate degree in applied linguistics or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Professionals already working in applied linguistics or related fields, who want an update on current thinking and practice.
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Demonstrate understanding of the key areas of applied linguistics and how these can be related to language teaching and learning
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of applied linguistics, including language structure, language acquisition and language use in relation to culture, society, communication
- Explore the role of language within the broader field of communication, particularly in language teaching and learning
- Collect language data, organize it appropriately, and carry out initial linguistic analysis of that data
- Reflect on and value diverse perspectives on language use and language users in society
- Contribute knowledgeably to discussions on contemporary linguistic issues in a multilingual society