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Teaching International Languages, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, CA,
The MA in Teaching International Languages program at California State University Chico  is a 36-unit interdisciplinary program that promotes the student of languages and cultures as an integral part of a world-class education in a global society.


Designed to develop knowledgeable, reflective, inquiry-oriented professionals, the program focuses on teaching foreign languages and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

 It is ideal for educators interested in National Board Certification in these areas. Course work emphasizes linguistic, cultural, and educational theory and research related to foreign and second languages and their application to the effective teaching and learning of international languages. 

The program prepares professionals for a broad spectrum of cultural contexts and instructional settings in the United States and abroad.

Career opportunities

The Teaching International Languages program at California State University Chico  provides the theoretical and practical basis for foreign language teachers, foreign/second language college and university instructors, and other professionals teaching world languages. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition
  •  Foreign Languages/English as a Second Language 
  • Foreign/Second Language Education: Testing and Assessment Practices 
  • Foreign/Second Language Teaching: Methods 
  • Theory and Practice in Tutoring Composition 
  • Syntactic and Morphological Analysis 
  • Phonological Analysis 
  • Semantics: Language and Meaning 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Acceptable BA - Candidates with a foreign language emphasis are expected to hold an appropriate degree or to demonstrate comparable proficiency in the target language as assessed by the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department.)
  • Satisfactory GPA - To be admitted to classified status, students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 units.Students with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 may be admitted.
  • Statement of Purpose - Explain why you are applying to the MA in Teaching International Languages. Identify the pattern you are interested in pursuing and describe how the program would enhance your professional and career goals as a language teacher/instructor.
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3116 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3116 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3116 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3116 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
6.1 + units: $4,622

Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/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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