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Hi there I just got into the PhD program in Applied Linguistics at UCLA. Did anyone have any experience with this program? I need to get myself more informed before I make a final decision. I'd appreciate your input. Thank ya. Have a good one!

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Hi there I just got into the PhD program in Applied Linguistics at UCLA. Did anyone have any experience with this program? I need to get myself more informed before I make a final decision. I'd appreciate your input. Thank ya. Have a good one!

I just got accepted to the MA program in Applied Linguistics at UCLA, so I'd be interested to hear about anyone's experiences with the program as well. More specifically, I'd like to hear about whether the department is mostly focused on SLA theory and research, or if it also has a strong focus on applications in language pedagogy.

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I just got accepted to the MA program in Applied Linguistics at UCLA, so I'd be interested to hear about anyone's experiences with the program as well. More specifically, I'd like to hear about whether the department is mostly focused on SLA theory and research, or if it also has a strong focus on applications in language pedagogy.

Hi there,

I was recently accepted to the UCLA Applied Linguistics program for the Fall of 2011 as well. I heard that the departmental funding discussion was being postponed until Thursday of this week (March 10th), but have been under the impression from the beginning that MAs don't get funded, so I'm not expecting anything, personally.

I just wanted to touch base with anyone/everyone who's thinking of going because I'm pretty sure I'm going. Also curious to know if anyone out there feels like they have cold feet about signing their SIR despite months of apprehensive hoping that they'd be accepted.

Oh, and to answer your question, whaleshark: the MA program at UCLA is specifically geared toward theory and research. In my dialogue with professors and a PhD candidate, I was SPECIFICALLY advised not to discuss pedagogy (as in interest in teaching) and rather to discuss research ideas and desire to perform research, not teach. I am very invested in my research ideas, so it worked well in helping me flesh those ideas out. Also, I was forwarded an e-mail a few months ago (right before the application deadline, actually) that talked about how the department was getting rid of the TESOL section. (It's an open letter, I believe, and thus can forward it to anyone interested.)

Would be nice to get in touch with others thinking they'll be there in the Fall.

Chris

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Hi, I'd like to ask the first poster if you've accepted or not for the PhD program - I have and I'd like to discuss with other incoming students some questions whether they have the same understanding as I do about certain requirements (so as not to send an excessive amount of email to the postgraduate advisor). Maybe we can chat in email? Thanks

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