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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

San José State University

12 months
Duration
7176 USD/year
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About

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA program from San José State University prepares students to assess and systematically build the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of students from other language backgrounds who wish to learn English or to improve their skills in English. 

Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linguistic Phonetics
  • Syntax 
  • Phonology 
  • Semantics and Discourse 
  • Historical and Comparative Linguistics 
  • Psycholinguistics 
  • Morphology 
  • Sociolinguistics 
  • Phonology: Theory and Applications 
  • Syntactic Theory 
  • Semantic Structures 
  • Linguistic Field Methods 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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