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Teaching English as a Second Language

12 months
Duration
41602 USD/year
41602 USD/year
24466 USD/year
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About

The M.A. program in Teaching English as a Second Language offered at Pennsylvania State University is designed to provide professional development for teachers and administrators in English as a second or foreign language. 

Overview

The Teaching English as a Second Language program at Pennsylvania State University is problem focused, integrating theory and practice from the fields of applied linguistics and teaching English as a second language to address issues of second language acquisition/teaching and program development, with special focus on English in a wide range of both domestic and international contexts.

Learning outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to design and evaluate instructional materials, technology, media, and other resources that meet the specific instructional and language related needs and abilities of students.
  • Graduates will be able to reflect on, critically analyze, and evaluate their teaching practices.
  • Graduates will be able to articulate a philosophy of language teaching grounded in current language and learning theories.
  • Graduates will be able to critically evaluate the complex social, cultural, political, and institutional factors that affect language teaching and students' language learning.
  • Graduates will be able to articulate an understanding of the research and research methods for studying language teaching and learning.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the teaching field (English as a Second Language).
  • Graduates will be able to participate effectively in collaborative projects with others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discourse-Functional Grammar
  • Theory: Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Teaching American English Pronunciation
  • Teaching Second Language Writing
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Methods of Language Assessment

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National: anytime

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 
  • All applicants are also required to arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted along with a one- to two-page statement written by the applicant describing the applicant's goals and professional objectives.
  •  English proficiency test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) may be required for international applicants.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41602 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    41602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41602 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24466 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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