Courses offered

View the list of courses offered by the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.


000 Level Courses

ELIN 001 – English for Academic Purposes

ELIN 002 – ELIN 002 Academic English

ELIN 003 – ELIN 003 Workplace Communication for Skilled Migrants

ELIN 004 – ELIN 004 English Language Training for Officials

ELIN 005 – ELIN 005 English for International Communication

ELIN 006 – English for Specific Purposes

ELIN 007 – English for Professional Purposes

ELIN 008 – Special Topic 1

ELIN 009 – Special Topic 2

ELIN 010 – Special Topic 3

ELIN 011 – English Communication

ELIN 012 – Orientation to study in a NZ university


100 Level Courses

LING 101 – Language and Communication

LING 111 – Introduction to Linguistics

NZSL 101 – Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language

NZSL 102 – Elementary New Zealand Sign Language

WRIT 101 – Writing at University

WRIT 151 – Writing in English as a Second Language


200 Level Courses

LALS 201 – Understanding Language Learning and Teaching

LING 221 – Sociolinguistics

LING 224 – Interpersonal Communication

LING 226 – Special Topic: Forensic Linguistics

LING 227 – Words and Sentences

LING 228 – The Sounds of Speech

NZSL 201 – Intermediate New Zealand Sign Language A

NZSL 202 – Intermediate New Zealand Sign Language B

TSOL 202 – Vocabulary and Grammar for TESOL

TSOL 203 – Text and Cultural Context

WRIT 202 – Writing for Business

WRIT 203 – Writing for Media

WRIT 251 – Academic Writing in English as a Second Language


300 Level Courses

ALIN 301 – Approaches to Grammar in Second Language Teaching and Learning

ALIN 302 – Language across the Curriculum

ALIN 303 – Assessing and Researching Learning in the English Language Classroom

LING 321 – Discourse and Meaning

LING 322 – New Zealand English

LING 323 – Psycholinguistics

LING 324 – Language Variation and Change

LING 326 – Special Topic: Sociolinguistics of Signed Languages

LING 327 – Syntax

LING 328 – Phonetics and Phonology

LING 330 – Advanced Sociolinguistics

LING 331 – Special Topic: Gender and Language

NZSL 311 – Structure and Use of New Zealand Sign Language

TSOL 301 – Language Teaching: Principles to Practice

TSOL 302 – Critical Perspectives on the Second Language Curriculum


400 Level Courses

LING 406 – Special Topic

LING 407 – Special Topic: Directed Research in Linguistics

LING 410 – Special Topic

LING 414 – Topics in Linguistics at the Interfaces

LING 422 – New Zealand English

LING 423 – Psycholinguistics

LING 427 – Syntax

LING 430 – Advanced Sociolinguistics

LING 489 – Research Project


500 Level Courses

ALIN 591 – Thesis

ALIN 592 – Thesis

LALS 510 – Listening & Speaking in the Language Classroom

LALS 511 – Teaching Reading and Writing

LALS 512 – Teaching and Learning Grammar

LALS 513 – The Pronunciation of English

LALS 514 – Understanding Second Language Learning

LALS 515 – Language Curriculum Development

LALS 516 – Special Topic: English for Academic Purposes

LALS 517 – Special Topic: Cognitive Linguistics and L2 Pedagogy

LALS 518 – Special Topic: TBA

LALS 519 – Special Topic: Task-Based Language Teaching

LALS 520 – Learners and Second Language Learning

LALS 521 – Language for Specific Purposes

LALS 522 – Teaching and Learning Vocabulary

LALS 523 – Language Assessment

LALS 524 – Language Testing

LALS 525 – Learner Autonomy and Learning Strategies

LALS 531 – Computer-assisted Language Learning

LALS 540 – Evaluating Research in Applied Linguistics

LALS 541 – The Research Process

LALS 542 – Interaction and Identity in Language Learning

LALS 543 – Language in the Workplace

LALS 544 – Discourse Analysis

LALS 561 – Syntactic Analysis

LALS 562 – Phonetics and Phonology

LALS 563 – Issues in Sociolinguistics

LALS 580 – Research Paper

LALS 581 – Research Paper

LALS 582 – Research Project

LALS 583 – Dissertation

LALS 584 – Thesis

LANG 501 – Language Learning for Intercultural Competence in the Workplace

LING 591 – Thesis


600 Level Courses

ALIN 690 – Applied Linguistics for PhD

LING 690 – Linguistics for PhD


800 Level Courses

DEAF 801 – Deaf Culture and Society

DEAF 802 – Introduction to Structure and Use of NZ Sign Language

DEAF 803 – Introduction to Learning Sign Language

DEAF 804 – Principles of Teaching NZ Sign Language

DEAF 805 – Curriculum Design and Materials Development

DEAF 806 – Deaf Studies Teaching Practicum

ELIN 801 – Introduction to Language Teaching

ELIN 802 – TESOL Classroom Practice