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Second Languages

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

M.A.
24 months
Duration
725 USD/credit
725 USD/credit
320 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Arts in Second Languages (MASL) is a 33 semester hour program designed to provide academic preparation for individuals interested in English as a second language (ESL) and foreign languages in various settings across the state, the nation, and in international venues.

Overview

This program offers students the opportunity to acquire advanced language foundations in order to work with limited English proficient (LEP) speakers, and French, German, Spanish, and less commonly taught language students from pre-K to 16+ grade levels.

The MASL degree also provides well-qualified professionals to meet the need for second language professionals in the public schools. The degree, however, does not provide teacher licensure. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has listed foreign languages as one of the critical shortage areas in the past several years. Additionally, foreign language graduates may pursue employment in two-year colleges across the country.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Teaching Second Languages
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching People of Other Cultures
  • Second Language Assessment
  • Teaching Listening and Speaking
  • Teaching Reading and Writing
  • Second Language Practicum
  • Research in Second Languages

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

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.
71
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or a 3.0 on the last 60 hours
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from those familiar with the applicant’s academic experience or relevant work experience. These letters should be sent directly to the program coordinator.
  • A writing sample from previous course work or professional writing samples approved by the program coordinator. The writing sample(s) should be sent directly to the program coordinator.
  • A professional statement (300-500 words) in which you state your reasons, goals, and preparation with regard to our graduate program. The professional statement should be sent directly to the program coordinator.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Second Languages
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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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