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TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Valparaiso University

M.A.
24 months
Duration
650 USD/credit
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The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program at Valparaiso University expands career possibilities for those who anticipate teaching the English language to adults in the U.S. or internationally.

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Overview

The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program at Valparaiso University prepares individuals from a variety of backgrounds to teach English to non-native speakers in the U.S. and internationally.

Students master theory of second language acquisition, effective teaching practices, and methods of assessment of English language proficiency.

Opportunities

Graduates of our programs in TESOL have taught English in language schools, k-12 settings, and universities in the U.S. and internationally.  Students who have completed the M.A. in TESOL have also pursued further study in doctoral programs in Education, Linguistics, and TESOL and Composition.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics: Language Across Culture
  • Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Methods 
  • Teaching Of English to Speakers Of Other Languages: Theory and Practices 
  • ESL Curriculum and Assessment 
  • ESL Grammar
  • Advanced Composition
  • Topics in Writing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 alternative credits

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.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
75 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited college or university
    • Valpo’s graduate application
    • Official transcripts from all university courses you’ve taken
    • Two recommendation letters from professors or employers
    • A statement of purpose that describes why you are applying to Valpo, your interest in the degree program, and how it affects your personal and professional development
    • Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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