M.A. On Campus

Applied Linguistics (TESL)

Brock University

12 months
23502 CAD/year
8175 CAD/year
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This MA in Applied Linguistics (TESL) program at Brock University is designed to integrate all these important elements in an educational experience promoting a high level of expertise and professionalism.

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Faculty members teaching in the program possess a valuable range of attributes, including extensive international experience, hands-on proficiency in ESL teaching in Canada and abroad, capacity in a range of different languages beyond English, and topical research and scholarship published and presented around the world. Graduates of this dynamic program will be well prepared as TESL professionals practicing in Canada or abroad.

While the Applied Linguistics (TESL) program is intense and students find it challenging, they appreciate its breadth and depth. They also appreciate the opportunity to study with classmates from around the world, both native and non-native speakers of English, some with several years of experience teaching ESL. Students have opportunities to study and work with faculty members who are themselves experienced ESL teachers and researchers. Graduates leave ready for their next step and often with a network of friends that continues well beyond their graduate school experience.

Applied Linguistics:

  • Examines the structure of language and its role in communication
  • Explores how children acquire language
  • Studies how the skills of second-language speakers develop
  • Investigates how the social or cultural environment interacts with language

Why Applied Linguistics at Brock University ?

  • Develop a strong foundation in the structure of language and its role in communication
  • Gain practical knowledge through clinical observations
  • Complete qualifications that provide access to accreditation in Adult ESL through TESL Ontario

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Language Teaching and Learning
  • Sociolinguistics Applied to Language Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogical Grammar: Theory, Research and Practice
  • Oral/Aural Skills in Teaching English as a Subsequent Language: Theory, Research and Practice
  • Reading in Teaching English as a Subsequent Language: Theory, Research and Practice
  • Writing in Teaching English as a Subsequent Language: Theory, Research and Practice
  • Independent Study
  • Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Special Topics in Applied Linguistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are accepted until the program is full.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to a Master’s program, a student will normally hold a four year degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (mid-B) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study.
  • You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
  • Three references are required.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • A Statement of Intent: ­a one or two page statement outlining the applicant’s objectives in undertaking graduate studies in Applied Linguistics, the applicant’s academic preparedness for the program, and the applicant’s focus of study in the program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23502 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23502 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8175 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8175 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St. Catharines

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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