Linguistics MA - Vietnam

College of Liberal Arts
Linguistics MA

Unleash the Power of Language with Benedictine’s M.A. in Linguistics

In a world increasingly interconnected through language, the demand for linguistic expertise has never been greater. Benedictine University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics empowers you to navigate the intricate tapestry of human language, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact in today’s dynamic global landscape.

Delve into the profound depths of linguistic theory, exploring the structure, function, and evolution of language. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles that govern human communication, uncovering the intricate mechanisms that shape our ability to express thoughts, emotions, and ideas.

Become a catalyst for positive change, promoting understanding and collaboration across cultures and communities through the power of language.

Unlock the limitless possibilities that language has to offer

A Master of Arts in Linguistics from Benedictine University opens doors to a multitude of rewarding career paths. Pursue diverse opportunities as a language specialist, translator, interpreter, educator, or researcher. Contribute to the development of language-based technologies, or delve into the fascinating world of language preservation and revitalization.

Join us at Benedictine University and embark on a transformative journey into the heart of language. Our M.A. in Linguistics program provides a rigorous academic foundation coupled with real-world applications, preparing you for success in a wide range of language-related professions.

From Language Acquisition to Global Impact

The M.A. in Linguistics (TESOL Concentration) is offered only in a cohort (blended delivery) model to international students in a joint partnership with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Benedictine University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics with TESOL concentration provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the cognitive and social aspects of human language, its complexity, and its diversity. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills to solve problems in teaching and learning language, and to demonstrate critical thinking through analysis of written and spoken language using the tools of applied linguistics. Students also have the opportunity to create new knowledge through research and present their findings in a coherent written, oral, or new media format.

Here are some potential career paths for graduates with a linguistics master’s degree:

A Master of Arts in Linguistics opens doors to a variety of rewarding career opportunities in various fields. Graduates can pursue careers as English language teachers, translators, interpreters, speech-language pathologists, natural language processing specialists, lexicographers, researchers, forensic linguists, language policy experts, corporate communicators, and technical writers.

These are just a few examples of the diverse career opportunities that a Master of Arts in Linguistics can open up. With a strong foundation in linguistic theory and a range of specialized skills, graduates can pursue fulfilling careers in a variety of fields, making a meaningful impact on individuals, organizations, and society as a whole.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Linguistics Masters program:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
  • World Englishes
  • Literatures and Issues in Translation
  • Advanced Literary Studies in a Language Other than English

Linguistics courses (LING)

Graduate course descriptions

Lisle undergraduate course descriptions

Mesa undergraduate course descriptions

Please note the following requirements:

  • Completed application form and application fee.
  • Official and sealed transcripts from ALL colleges in which you previously enrolled (foreign credit must be evaluated by Benedictine’s approved credential evaluators).
  • A one-page essay discussing your education and career goals.
  • An in-person or telephone interview with a representative of the department.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one that addresses your academic potential, and one that addresses your interpersonal skills and work ethic.
  • International students must fulfill the University’s TOEFL or IELTS requirements.
  • Note: a GRE is not required.

For further information on requirements and procedures for admission to this program, please email the program director at [email protected].

This information is subject to change. Please view the course catalog or contact admissions for more information.

Graduate Program in Vietnam
Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City,
University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Master of Arts in Linguistics with Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL] (MA)

Ms. Ly Khanh Linh
Program Coordinator
Center of International Education
10-12 Ding Tien Hoang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Email: [email protected]
Secondary Email: [email protected]
Tel: (08)38 293 828 – Ext. 170

Linguistics, MA

TESOL Concentration

University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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