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Second Language Acquisition

University of Maryland

M.A.
24 months
Duration
39000 USD/year
39000 USD/year
17544 USD/year
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About

The M.A. in Second Language Acquisition program from University of Maryland is intended primarily as a two-year program for full-time students. A limited number of part-time students would also be admitted. It will provide students with rigorous, comprehensive training in the theory and research of second (including foreign) language learning, teaching and testing, and related areas.

Overview

A major program focus includes preparation for those working, or intending to work, in programs for tertiary students and adults studying Modern Languages such as Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Farsi, and Arabic. Areas of particular faculty expertise include cognitive processes in SLA; language teaching methodology and pedagogy; psycholinguistics; language processing; individual differences in such factors as age, aptitude, and working memory; second language analysis; interlanguage studies; heritage learners; needs analysis; syllabus design; materials writing; learner training; language assessment; program evaluation; second language research methods; task-based language teaching; and uses of technology in language learning and testing.

The M.A. in Second Language Acquisition program from University of Maryland is a 30-credit program, with two tracks: Plan A, by coursework and thesis, and Plan B, by coursework only. These two tracks are meant to accommodate two slightly different populations, those planning to immediately apply to the Ph.D.  program at Maryland or elsewhere (Plan A), and those for whom the M.A. will be an interim degree (plan B).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research And Theories Of SLA
  • Fundamentals Of Language Acquisition And Instruction
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second Language Analysis
  • Research Issues In Second Language Learning
  • Cognitive Processes In Second Language Learning
  • Second Language Processing
  • Interlanguage Studies
  • Age Effects/Maturation Constraints
  • Special Topics In Second Language Learning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
8

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application form
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee.
  •  College/university transcripts from all institutions previously or currently attended.
  • A Maryland In-State Status form, if you wish to apply for Maryland residency status.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • Verbal and quantitative GRE scores
  • A TOEFL score of 600 or higher on the paper-based version

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    17544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8772 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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