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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Graduates are able to:

  • Use research into the structure and acquisition of language to help English learns (ELs) develop language, literacy and content knowledge.
  • Use research into the nature and role of culture and cultural groups to construct supportive learning environments for ELs.
  • Use evidence-based principles and practices to plan, implement and manage standards-based ESOL and content instruction.
  • Understand assessment issues in TESOL and use standards-based measures with ESOL students.
  • Use knowledge of TESOL, both past and present, to reflect on and improve professional practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • TESOL Foundations
  • Descriptive Linguistics 
  • Language Acquisition & Development
  • The English Language
  • Cultural Diversity & Education 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Complete an online graduate application. 
  • Pay a $25 application fee. This fee is waived for ODU alumni, military veterans, and active members of the armed forces. Payment is due before we can process your application.
  • Send official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Provide three professional or academic letters of recommendation to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • Write an essay (500 - 700 words) that addresses your personal, academic and vocational history, career goals, and reasons for applying to Ohio Dominican's TESOL program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    600 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    600 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 940 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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