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M.A. in Applied Linguistics

Capstone: Portfolio option

The portfolio, to be completed during the second semester (for full-time students) or the fourth semester (for part-time students), provides students with an opportunity to synthesize, evaluate and reflect on the ways in which the core and elective courses contribute to their understanding of a specific issue/topic in Applied Linguistics or the profession.

Students are required to revise at least two assignments from different courses, write a mission statement and a personal reflection under the guidance of an assigned supervisor who provides advice on the process of producing the portfolio. They are expected to spend much of their time on independent writing and write a portfolio of no more than 12,500 words. 

Students take an extra elective (see list of elective courses) and do not take MAAL6037 Advanced Research Methods.

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