Course

Master of Arts in ELT and Applied Linguistics

The Department of English is offering a 16-months Graduation Program on ELT and Applied Linguistics from 2021. This 16-months Master’s program is spread over 4 trimesters with three trimesters per academic year. Admission is offered three times a year.

Master of Arts in ELT and Applied Linguistics

About the program

The aim of this Program is to allow the students to develop a thorough knowledge of English language, syllabus design, ELT, Curriculum development, Fundamentals of Linguistics, and Discourse Analysis along with some other areas of Linguistics, which helps the students to interact more positively with the society in which they live. Consequently, the Graduate courses offered to the students have been designed and taught by specialists who are dedicated to evolving your subject-specific knowledge as well as your broader skills and job prospects.

Golam Sarwar Chowdhury
Professor, Chairman, Department of English

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About the program

Faculty Members

The MA in ELT courses are taught by specialists who are dedicated to evolving your subject-specific knowledge as well as your broader skills and job prospects.

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Program details

Students are admitted into the Graduation Program of the Department of English under the Faculty of Arts. The degree offered is called ‘Master of Arts in ELT and Applied Linguistics’.

There are three trimesters in a year—spring, summer and fall—in an academic year. The duration of each trimester is 16 weeks, which is used as follows:

Classes 13 weeks
Preparatory leave before Trimester Final Exam 01 week
Duration of Examination 01 week
Trimester break 01 week
Total 16 weeks

Program Structure

The Graduation Program consists of 36 courses including M.A. Thesis of 6 credits each. Students without a graduation from English Department are required to complete 12 credits of prerequisite courses to enroll in the core program.

Allotment of Credit Hours
Two lectures of 1.5 hours (total 3 hours) a week is equivalent to three credit hours or, One Lecture of 3 hours a week is equivalent to three credit hours.

Four prerequisite courses for non-English graduates. One (1) course in Theory and Criticism; one (1) course in Creative Writing; 8 courses are in major areas and 1 course consists of a thesis.

M.A. Thesis
M.A. Thesis writing is mandatory to pass the 16-months Graduation Program.

Course Offering and Instruction

The courses which are offered in a particular trimester is announced and published in the Course Curriculum along with a tentative trimester schedule before the end of the previous trimester. Courses that are offered in any trimester are decided by the Department.

Each course is usually conducted by one teacher. The Course Teacher is responsible for maintaining the expected standard of teaching of the course and for the assessment of the students’ performance.

Limits on the Credit Hours to be taken in a trimester

Credit hours are fixed by the Department. Usually there is a minimum three courses (9 credits) and maximum 4 courses (12 credits). In case of repeating or retaking a course a student may be allowed to register for up to a maximum of 15 credit hours

Admission Eligibility

A candidate for admission into the 1-year Graduate program must have the minimum following qualifications:

The rules and conditions for admission into this department are constructed by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Admission Committee each year.

Waiver Structure & Eligibility

Waiver Based On Merit:

Tuition Fees & Cost

Programs Credit Hours Trimesters per year Admission Fees* Course Fees* (per credit hour)
Master of Arts in ELT and Applied Linguistics 36 3 10,000 4,000
*Trimester Fees: 4,000/=
*Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)

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