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).
- Research And Theories Of SLA
- Fundamentals Of Language Acquisition And Instruction
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
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- 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
International51180 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
National51180 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State23040 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.
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