The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA program from San José State University strikes a balance between theory and practice. Students in the department are part of an ethnically and linguistically diverse student body, taught by nationally and internationally recognized faculty.
Graduates from the MA TESOL program staff many of the area’s English as a Second Language programs at the university, community college, adult school, and private program level. In addition, a number of TESOL graduates have chosen careers in international settings, teaching English as a Foreign Language in universities, schools, and companies in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and other regions.
Graduates with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from San José State University will be able to:
- analyze language as a system consisting of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexis, pragmatics, and discourse and articulate the relationships between the various intrasentential levels and features of English structure.
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of pragmatic knowledge and knowledge of text structure in the comprehension, production, and acquisition of a second language.
- identify the instructional strategies that go with the established teaching methods and apply them to various language learning and teaching situations.
- critically examine concepts such as race, ethnicity, identity, and culture and their relationship to language teaching and learning in the context of a globalized world.
- complete a one-semester supervised practicum in which they plan lessons and teach English to an actual ESL class.
- Linguistic Phonetics
- Semantics and Discourse
- Historical and Comparative Linguistics
- Phonology: Theory and Applications
- Syntactic Theory
- Semantic Structures
- Linguistic Field Methods
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesTeaching Teaching English View 1900 other Masters in Teaching in United States
- U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S.
- A 2.5 institutional GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full time study.
- Good academic standing at the last institution attended.
- English Language Proficiency Exam
- International Coursework and Degrees
- Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
- Submit Test Scores
- Submit Declaration of Finance Form
- Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
- Submit Copy of Current Passport
- Submit Copy of Current Visa
International7176 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
National7176 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
- Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.
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