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Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL)


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-Graduating class of Spring 2011-

The MA TESOL degree qualifies its recipients to teach English at an advanced level to speakers of languages other than English. Typically the degree takes two years of (full-time) coursework culminating in a final project, thesis, or comprehensive exam. These courses come from the following areas:

  • Language pedagogy
  • Language in society and in the mind
  • Linguistic theory and analysis

The training and course work provides students with knowledge of:

  • How non-native speakers learn a language
  • Effective and practical teaching strategies and techniques
  • Language structure and linguistic analysis

After being awarded the degree, students will be well equipped to teach English to speakers of other languages, as well as to design, implement, and evaluate TESOL courses and even curricula. The MA TESOL is increasingly the degree of preference for employers both domestically and abroad.