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Antonio de Nebrija University presents its new Doctorate Programme, called Doctorate in Applied Linguistics to Language Teaching, that comes up in a scientific, economic and social context characterized by the need to develop the multilingual competency of citizens.
In this respect, this programme aims to develop a line of research focused on applied linguistics to teaching based on the following subjects: Language acquisition and language learning, Sociolinguistics and Language Pragmatics, Linguistic Policies and their relationship with the learning of second, foreign languages or the bilingual condition, Corpus Linguistics, Evaluation and certification of linguistic competence or Professional application of the multilingual condition.
The training is complemented by research seminars, expert conferences, monographic seminars and practical application workshops.
The Doctorate in Linguistics applied to the teaching of languages is fully adapted to RD 99/2011, which regulates the new official doctorate teachings.
Due to the high demand and the search for a personalized follow-up of all doctoral students, only 10 places are offered each academic year.
The criteria to access the Doctorate Programme are described in the following section, and are those set by law to that effect. Therefore, any candidate meeting those criteria should have legal access to the programme. Nevertheless, the recommended profile is defined below, which fits better with the priority research areas defined in the programme:
Moreover, every candidate for the research period in order to elaborate the doctoral thesis should:
10 places (per academic year)
Application admission: from 1 to 26 October.
Enrolment Period: from 5 November to 23 December
Starts: January 2019.
In general, in order to access an official Doctorate Programme, it is necessary to own an official Spanish qualification/degree or equivalent, and a University Master. Furthermore, those candidates meeting the following cases will be also admitted:
It has been set the following scale to grant access to the above mentioned Doctorate Programmes:
* Regarding non-European diplomas: authenticated by the embassy with the apostille of the Hague
Candidates should send their application and all the above mentioned documentation by postal mail to:
Anna Doquin de Saint-Preux
Doctorate in Applied Linguistics to Language Teaching
Departamento de Lenguas Aplicadas
Campus de Madrid-Princesa
Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 27
91 452 11 00.
And by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctoral candidates with the recommended or acceptable profiles holding the needed qualifications to enrol in this Doctorate Programme and who have been admitted, but without enough specific training on Research Methodology in Applied Linguistics, should fulfil complementary training actions to their previous studies, up to a maximum of 12 ECTS credits (between 4 and 12, depending on their profile). This specific complementary training is mandatory for those students who access the Doctorate Programme with a graduate degree of at least 300 ECTS credits, unless the syllabus includes Research Methodology credits equivalent to those of a Master course or those accessing with a B.A. qualification (qualifications prior to RD 1393/2007)
The criteria and procedures applied to assess whether candidates have enough specific training on Research Methodology are the following:
Master partial tuition (between 4 and 12 credits) is considered for those candidates without enough previous training on research methodology in Applied Linguistics. According to their previous formation, they will have to complete 4, 8 or 12 credits. Due to its complementary nature, these credits should be fulfilled by students in their first year of their Doctorate studies.
The three subjects proposed as complementary training are the following:
Each student must carry out the following training activities:
The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme in applied linguistics referred to in Article 8.3 of Royal Decree 99/2011 will be in charge of the monitoring of doctoral students and will be responsible for training and research activities. The academic committee will comprise the following members:
Most of the doctors completing the Applied Linguistics programme become academics and researchers at Spanish and international universities.
We can mention the following universities where doctors graduating from the Universidad Nebrija's Applied Linguistics programme are currently working:
PhD in Applied Linguistics from Nebrija University, "Europeus Distinction". Professor at Columbia University, New York.
"Being a student of Nebrija -in the undergraduate degree of Languages Applied to Tourism, in the postgraduate degree of a Doctorate in Linguistics Applied to the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language- has been a positive development for me, both personally and professionally. I have always had an unconditional support from professors and tutors, who aptly guided me in the choice of my academic interests. At Nebrija I learned human values that I apply successfully in my daily work. In the professional field, I have acquired a solid education that allows me to carry out my work as a Spanish teacher in an efficient way and look forward to new challenges to come".
Cristina Herrero Fernandez
Researcher in Training
"The team of the Doctorate School and the Doctorate of Linguistics applied to the teaching of Languages not only provides us with the tools and helps us acquire the basic competences to be able to develop our doctoral thesis, but also cares about each one of its Doctoral students and provides a follow-up and accompaniment that makes us feel supported throughout the time we study and create our thesis."
This meeting, organized by the School of Languages and Education, in its interest to promote the use of foreign languages in different areas of society and business, aims to raise awareness in the university community of the importance of the commitment we all have to assume due to our commitment to building a Europe in which its citizens make intercomprehension efforts.