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Applied Linguistics is a research strand in the larger Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. We conduct research and supervise Master of Research and Doctoral (PhD) students across a wide variety of research areas. We also offer a range of coursework Masters programs including the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL which is highly valued by major TESOL employers in Australia and internationally.

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Learning after sixty: cognitive and social benefits Saturday 21st November, 11.25am – 12.20pm (

Teaching Senior Learners Sunday 22nd November, 2 – 3pm (

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Open Saturday 21 November 9am - 12 noon; Sunday 22 November 9am - 2.30pm and 3.30pm - 4.30pm.

The following staff will be on the booth at these times:

Saturday 9 - 12- Lorraine Whybrow

Sunday 9 - 10 - Agnes Bodis

Sunday 10 - 11 - Lorraine Whybrow

Sunday 11 - 1.30 - Dr Peter Roger

Sunday 1.30 - 2.30 - Dr Stephen Moore

Sunday 3.30 - 4.30 - Dr Jill Murray

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Teaching Senior Learners #249

Sun, Nov 22, 14:00-15:00 JST

As the population ages, and more becomes known about the benefits of late-life language study, the number of senior language learners continues to increase. However, teacher education programs generally provide very little input on the opportunities and challenges of teaching languages to people aged over 60. This workshop explores the social and cultural construction of age, the stereotypes faced by older learners, and suggests ways teachers can tailor learning activities to maximise motivation and involvement.

Learning After 60: Cognitive and Social Benefits #504

Sat, Nov 21, 11:55-12:20 JST

People over the age of 60 are the fastest growing age-group world-wide, with age-related declines in cognitive abilities projected to have major social and economic implications. Bilingualism has been shown to protect against cognitive decline, and it has been argued that foreign language training late in life can also be beneficial to cognitive function. This workshop reviews the current evidence, exploring opportunities, and practical implications for the teachers of older learners.

Macquarie University Research Student Roundtable #877

Tue, Nov 17, 17:30-18:30 JST

This is for current research students to share their research as a “work-in-progress” with fellow participants and alumni. Participants can discuss their progress and problems, and receive constructive feedback and/or advice in an informal, relaxed setting. Please prepare a short summary for screen-sharing on Zoom. Macquarie students and alumni who would like to learn about what other students are researching or help with feedback are welcome to join.

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Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University Hear what our students have to say about our Applied Linguistics courses here.The course director for Applied Linguistics, Dr. Peter Roger, talks about the linguistics program at Macquarie University in the video below.

Graduate Student Showcase

At JALT 2020, here are the links to the Graduate Student Showcase:Please visit the 2 Macquarie University showcases! Showcase #1 Saturday November 21, 12:50-14:50 JST Showcase #2 Saturday November 21, 16:45-18:45 JST

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