Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Program Goals:

  • Goal 1: To demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of language and its use and change in various cultural and social settings.
  • Goal 2: To demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between linguistic theories and its professional applications particularly in Teaching English as a Foreign Language..
  • Goal 3: To effectively utilize communication skills, critical thinking skills, analytical skills, and reading, writing and research skills.

Program Learning Outcomes:

The Applied Linguistics program currently offering a B.A. in Applied Linguistics in two different tracks. The two tracks are:

  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
  • ELP (English Language for Professionals).

TEFL TRACK Learning Outcomes:

Upon the completion of The TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Track, graduates should have the ability to:

Knowledge:

1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the structure of the English language at a level commensurate with their role as language teachers;

1.2 Outline major theories of first and second language development and acquisition as well as language variation and cross-linguistic differences;


Cognitive Skills:

2.1 Apply relevant theories to the development of a wide range of instructional materials, and assessment methods for learners at different stages of development and from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds;


Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility:

3.1 Develop a critically reflective teacher identity and team-player attitude;


Communication, Information Technology, Numerical:

4.1 Conduct research projects in relation to TEFL.


ELP TRACK Learning Outcomes:

Upon the completion of The TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Track, graduates should have the ability to:

Knowledge:

(1.1) Demonstrate knowledge of the English language with particular emphasis on the genres of language used for professional and occupational purposes;


Cognitive Skills:

(2.1) Critically apply linguistic theories to practice in professional and occupational contexts;

(2.2) Employ effective oral and written communication skills in various professional and occupational language settings;


Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility:

(3.1) Work independently as well as in a team displaying good ethics, leadership, professionalism, and problem-solving skills;


Communication, Information Technology, Numerical:

(4.1) Conduct research and entrepreneurial language-based projects.