Understanding the relevance of language and linguistics to real-life situations is more important than ever, particularly within our increasingly modern and linguistically diverse world.
Applied Linguistics equips you with the skills to apply language and linguistic knowledge to a range of topically relevant areas.
The minor introduces you to subjects such as language management and language policy, language in spoken interaction, language acquisition, language teaching and cross-cultural communication.
Applied Linguistics is highly relevant for students from diverse backgrounds, including: those with prior knowledge of linguistics and who wish to understand how linguistics can be applied to a variety of real-life issues; language students who wish to explore language acquisition and teaching from a theoretical perspective, or the relevance of language in all contexts and cultures; and students with no prior language or linguistic knowledge but who are interested in how language is used in contemporary society, the minor will provide for you a strong foundation in the area.
You can also study Applied Linguistics within other degrees. For details check Programs and Courses.