This certificate is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of applied linguistics. There are no other certificates of this kind in the state of Florida. Because of the program's flexibility regarding course requirements, it will allow students to specialize based on need and personal interest. And because of the applied nature of this discipline, this certificate will introduce students to advanced language analytic skills and expertise work in business, research and innovation, government, healthcare, technology, and the nonprofit sectors.
The certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredit university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process. In addition, to the application forms you will need to submit:
- Official transcripts
- A resume
- Letter of Intent
- One academic recommendation letter
Nine total credit hours for the certificate. Students must take at least one of the following three-credit courses:
- TSL 5371 - Methods of TESL
- LIN 5700 - Applied Linguistics
- LIN 6720 - Second Language Acquisition
- TSL 5525 - Cross-Cultural Issues in ESL
Students may choose from the following electives for the remaining six credits. Courses from the core courses may also be used to fulfill the remaining six credits.
- TSL 5471 - Language Testing
- LIN 6081 - Introduction to Graduate Studies in Linguistics
- LIN 6675 - Grammatical Structure of American English
- TSL 5372 - ESL Curriculum and Instruction
- LIN 6601 - Sociolinguistics
- LIN 6722 - Writing in SLA
- LIN 6351 - The Sound System of English
- LIN 6932 - Selected Topics
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate
Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.
Credit toward Graduate Degree
Up to nine hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.