The MA in Applied Linguistics examines how languages are learned and used, and the roles they play in society. Courses are divided into three clusters that give you a broad knowledge base in language, theories of learning, and second-language pedagogy. The city of Montreal is an ideal location to explore issues related to language policy, politics and teaching. You will benefit from a multilingual urban setting that includes a high proportion of trilingual youth. Join a diverse cohort of students who are pursuing research in second language teaching, psycholinguistics, oral and written production and the use of technologies in language teaching. Languages that students have worked on include Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian and many more.
Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (B average).
Academic concentration in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, pedagogy, education, or related discipline.
Assets: professional experience in the field of second language teaching and learning or related areas; knowledge of a second language.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.