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Foreign Language Instruction

12 months
650 USD/credit 30550 USD/year
650 USD/credit 30550 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Foreign Language Instruction at Lewis University is the perfect program for education professionals who wish to develop Spanish-language proficiency, cultural and linguistic knowledge, and critical thinking skills to provide young learners with the best possible educational experience. 


As the U.S. becomes more diverse, young minds benefit from knowing how to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Upon completion, graduates of the program will be prepared to instruct Spanish language and culture for grades K-12 in Illinois public and private schools.

Foreign Language Instruction students from Lewis University are highly encouraged to study abroad for a summer or semester, made affordable through relationships with Lewis’ Lasallian partner schools around the world.

Career Options

  • Spanish Language Teacher
  • Translator in the U.S. or Spanish-speaking countries

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Pedagogy and Assessment for Effective Instruction
  • Characteristics and Development for the Adolescent Learner
  • Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School
  • Special Methods of Teaching Elementary Grades Foreign Language: Spanish
  • Special Methods of Teaching Foreign Language to Adolescents: Spanish
  • Foundations of Bilingual and English Language Learner Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


47 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (to qualify for full admission, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 for the final 60 hours is required)
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Successful completion of Lewis' COESS Graduate Writing Examination
  • Submission of a graduate application form with non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Meet with the appropriate Department Chair or Program Director for a personal interview to discuss your educational goals

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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