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XMUM undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in International Business, Accounting, or Finance leading to Master of Applied Linguistics in Massey University

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3+1.5
Start date: Expected September-2022
Campus:
Xiamen University of Malaysia

Course details

Summary

Global Pathways to New Zealand:

Study Options: Students who successfully complete a XMUM undergraduate Bachelor degree can then enrol directly into the Master of Applied Linguistics. Students can graduate from the Master’s Degree after a further 1.5 years of successful full-time study (3 years + 1.5 years).

New Zealand Qualification

With Massey’s Master of Applied Linguistics, you’ll help make second-language teaching work in a multilingual world.

The Master of Applied Linguistics provides professionals in all areas of second-language teaching (including Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)) with a combination of professional and research skills which is increasingly important in both domestic and international settings.

You’ll use theories, methods and problem-based approaches that address real-life language issues in our globalised and digitally mediated world.

Draw on Massey’s research strengths. Massey’s research strengths include:
• heritage language learning
• mother tongue maintenance
• online second-language communities
• distance/online language learning
• sociocultural adjustment of international students and their teachers to their presence in New Zealand universities
• language learning and emotion
• bi/multilingualism
• oral proficiency
• teaching and assessment
• language education policy.

In the Master of Applied Linguistics, you’ll complete a research report (60 credits) or thesis (120 credits). Recent areas of student research include:
• investigating needs of non-income-earning students in community English classes
• the development of teacher identity among student teachers in Thailand
• navigating cultural conflict and dissonance in the immigrant ESL classroom
• the role of motivational beliefs in self-regulated learning for Kanji acquisition
• vocational tertiary students’ imagined experiences of learning English with native speakers in an Indonesian rural setting
• perceptions of Bhutanese students, parents and teachers of their learning progress in a New Zealand secondary school
• a case study of teacher beliefs and student attitudes on L1 use in multilingual classrooms.

Entry criteria

Successful completion of a three-year Bachelor's degree at XMUM. XMUM students' English language ability meets Massey's requirements for admission.

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