Applied Linguistics

By Prof. Rajesh Kumar   |   IIT Madras
Language is an essential part of all that we do. It defines us as humans. This course deals with the applications of theoretical tools in understanding languages and out come of the analyses of theoretical tools. We aim to have delivered the applications of the fundamental ideas of language to the fields such as language teaching and learning, cognitive science, education, and language disorder and disabilities. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE: BA, MA, B El Ed, B.Ed. PhD, Machine Translations, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Science

Learners enrolled: 2997


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Exam Date : 19 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


    01: Applied Linguistics 
    02: Introduction to Language 
    03: Structure of Language 
    04: Language and Society 
    05: Multilingualism and Language Learning 
    06: First Language Acquisition 
    07: Second Language Acquisition 
    08: Language and Cognition 
    09: Disabilities 
    10: Cohesion and Coherence 
    11: Behaviorism and Language Teaching 
    12: Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
    13: A Critique of Behaviorism 
    14: Languages of home and school 
    15: Critical Period Hypothesis 
    16: Direct Method 
    17: Audio-lingual Method 
    18: Communicative Method 
    19: Computer Assisted Language Teaching 
    20: Method and Post Method 
    21: Language Learning and Errors 
    22: Contrastive Analysis 
    23: Perspective on Interlanguage 
    24: Materials 
    25: Audio-visual aids 
    26: Assessment 
    27: Cloze Procedure 
    28: Language and Education 
    29: Multilingualism, Language Teaching, and Cognitive Growth 
    30: Social Psychological Aspects of Language Learning 
    31: Aspects of Vocabulary 
    32: Language Policy and Language Teaching 
    33: Linguistics and its Applications 
    34: Application in Development of Social Theory 
    35: Evolution of Language (Linguistic Theory in Applied Linguistics) 
    36: Linguistic Competence Vs. Communicative, Social, and Discourse Competence 
    37: Language in and of Politics 
    38: Questions of Identity and Power




    Prof. Rajesh Kumar

    IIT Madras
    Rajesh Kumar, PhD (Illinois) 
    Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Chennai 600 036, TN, India
    Phone : +91 (44) 2257 4537

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    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 19 December 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

    Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

    Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

    - NPTEL team