School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics
To enhance your employability by enabling you to acquire the knowledge and understanding, skills and aptitudes required for a career in cross-cultural communication and applied linguistics in the public, private or non-profit sector.You complete a research portfolio (60 credits), take two modules in language and cross-cultural communication and professional communication (40 credits), and 80 further credits from the following: bilingualism and bilingual education; discourse analysis; sociolinguistics; interpersonal communication; media communication in contemporary society; media as communication - critical discourse analysis of media texts; core issues in second language acquisition; research methods in applied linguistics; introduction to TESOL; psycholinguistics and language development; TESOL for young learners; pedagogical grammar and lexis; developing thinking through language learning.
Teaching is by lectures, case-based workshops, interactive seminars, and individual tutorials. Assessment is by course work (examinations, oral presentations and submitted work) and the research portfolio. The portfolio, different from a conventional dissertation, consists of a set of country files where you discuss the core cultural values of a target country and the implications for cross-cultural communication.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission