MA Applied Linguistics

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In September 2014 I completed an MA in Applied Linguistics at The University of Reading. This page and subsequent posts will contain reflections on the course, being an MA student and any useful links I come across.

Useful Links:

This post by Laura Patsko (lauraahaha) 5 things I wish I’d known before my MA is a must read for all those considering or currently doing an MA as it contains a lot of valuable tips.

Lizzie Pinard’s (@LizziePinard) blog – Reflections of an English Language Teacher has a great series of posts related to her MA in ELT.

Alex Grevett’s (@breathyvowel) blog – The Breathy Vowel has an in depth series of posts on English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) which he wrote whilst completing his dissertation on the same subject.

Geoffrey Jordan’s (@GeoffreyJordan) blog aplinglink is written specifically for students doing postgraduate work in Applied Linguistics and has a wide range of, extremely useful and informative, posts on reading, writing and includes a number of model papers.

International Student Interviews:

Here you can find some interviews with international students on the MA Applied Linguistics and MA in ELT courses at the University of Reading. Students share their experiences and offer some advice.

Part 1 with Aliya from Kazakhstan 

Part 2 with Sharon from China

Part 2 with Argyri from Crete

Phonology Module Posts:

Useful links for MA Applied Linguistics: Phonology Module – as the name suggests this post contains links to other posts and tools which have helped me with this module.

Flipping Phonology – reflections on the first flipped Phonology lecture.

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