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Language teaching and training

Language teaching may involve teaching a foreign language to students who share the same native language as you, or teaching your own language to speakers of other languages. Language teachers work in a variety of educational establishments from primary/elementary schools to universities and colleges.

There are many paths into language teaching: some people do a degree in a subject that interests them, then acquire a postgraduate qualification in teaching; some study education at undergraduate level; some start working as a teaching assistant, then later acquire professional teaching qualifications; some do some teaching while undertaking research.

Those teaching a foreign language need a near-native ability in that language, while a knowledge of other languages can be useful when teaching your native language to foreign students, especially to beginners.


Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Linguists study the nature and characteristics of human language. There are many different specializations under the umbrella of linguistics, including:

Theoretical lingusitics

  • Phonetics, the study of the physical sounds of languages, particularly the production and perception of those sounds.
  • Phonology, the study of how sounds are organized and used in languages to encode meaning.
  • Morphology, the study of the internal structure of words.
  • Syntax, the study of the rules that govern the way the words in a sentence come together.
  • Semantics, the study of meaning.
  • Pragmatics, the study of the way language can communicate more than is explicitly stated.

Applied lingusitics

  • Language acquisition, the study how we acquire our native language (first language acquistion), and how we learn other languages (second language acquisition).
  • Psycholinguistics, the study of the connection between thinking and the use of language.
  • Neurolinguistics, the study of the neural mechanisms involved in the comprehension, production and abstract knowledge of language.
  • Sociolinguistics, the study of the relationship between language and society.
  • Historical linguistics, the study of the origin of words (also known as diachronic linguisitcs or philology).
  • Anthropological linguistics, the study of the relationship between language and culture.
  • Discourse analysis, the study of language in the context of conversation.

Linguists work for a range of organizations, including universities and colleges, high tech companies, research institutions, consulting firms, government, and the military.

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