Diploma in Applied Linguistics
The Diploma in Applied Linguistics is a one-year program for individuals who already have a Bachelor's degree and wish to specialize in teaching English or other languages as second languages. Like the B.A. in Applied Linguistics, the Diploma program provides both theoretical background and practical experience.
Program Admission and Regulations
Applicants must have completed a University of Victoria Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent before admission to the program. Applicants must also complete at least 6 units of courses in English and 6 units of modern second language courses, either upon admission or concurrently with the Diploma program.
Applicants whose previous instruction was given in a language other than English will be required to have a major in English or permission of the Applied Linguistics Adviser.
Students who have completed the University of Victoria degree in Applied Linguistics or its equivalent may not register in the Diploma Program.
The program may be completed within one year of full-time study, but can also be taken part time. It must be completed within five years. For part-time students, LING 376 will normally be taken in the final year of study.
Courses taken for the Diploma program cannot be applied towards another degree.
Applicants who wish to be teachers in the British Columbia school system must either hold an Education degree or have successfully completed the professional program for graduates offered by Education faculties in the province. (For information, contact Education Advising.)
The Diploma requires a minimum of 15 units of course work in addition to those credited towards a degree. Applicants who have received credit for some of these courses (or equivalent) previously will be allowed to substitute up to 6 units of courses recommended by the department. Students whose degrees are from universities other than the University of Victoria must complete the entire 15 units at UVic. Students with a UVic degree may negotiate to have transfer credit from other universities apply to the Diploma program.
Required Courses (15 units)
• LING 100A or 181
• LING 200 or 203
• LING 373
• LING 374
• LING 375
• LING 376
• LING 388
4.5 units from LING 338, 370A, 377, 386, 387, 389, 390 or 392, 395, 397 or 398
Note: Diploma students who wish to pursue the MA in Applied Linguistics should complete both LING 200 and 203.