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Applied Linguistics

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Are you interested in how people learn new languages? Explore theories and issues in additional-language teaching and learning. You'll get teaching experience in our language-teaching practicum and you’ll observe seasoned teachers in the classroom.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Diploma
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Practicum required


  • Communications officer
  • Community outreach and advocacy worker
  • Curriculum planner
  • Librarian or archivist
  • Literacy facilitator
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Teacher specializing in English as a second/additional language
  • Translator and interpreter

Sample courses

  • Foundations in Linguistics I - 100A
  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology - LING 200
  • Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching - LING 374
  • How English Grammar Works - LING 388
  • Seminar and Practicum in Applied Linguistics - LING 476


Diploma program

Diploma applicants must complete a UVic bachelor degree or equivalent before admission to the Applied Linguistics Diploma Program.

Students who have completed the UVic degree in Applied Linguistics or its equivalent may not register.

Bachelor degree program

Apply to the Faculty of Humanities (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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