Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources »
Back to Top
Close Menu

Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

Applied Linguistics

File:Appliedlinguistics8.png - Wikimedia CommonsApplied Linguistics uses the theories of Descriptive and Sociolinguistics to improve tasks involving language learning and use. The biggest emphasis of applied linguistics at Cave Hill is language teaching and learning.

Language acquisition – How do babies learn to speak like the people around them without explicit instruction? The process of learning one’s native language can seem somewhat mysterious, but through the study of language acquisition, you can learn what normal language development looks like, including mastering more than one language or dialect at the same time.

Oh, the places you'll go with power of reading > Keesler Air Force ...Language learning – Why do young children in a new country pick up languages with ease, while adults struggle in the same situation? Why does reading take so long to learn in one’s first language, but takes comparatively little time in the next languages? Second language learning is a valuable skill, and studying how it works can help you improve in any language.

Language teaching – Is it helpful to teach a Spanish class entirely in Spanish? Is phonics the best way to teach small children how to read, with English’s confusing spelling? Language teaching is a common career path for Linguistics majors, and you can learn about the best ways to instruct Caribbean students in literacy and foreign language education.

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
Telephone: (246) 417-4402/4/5 Fax:(246) 424-0634 Email: