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English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A.

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Salem, IL, United States
This versatile program prepares you to teach in a variety of settings, combining theory and practice in preparing speakers of other languages to progress towards fluency in English.
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Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) English to Speakers of Other Languages program is a dynamic interdisciplinary program jointly administered by the English and Education Departments. This program prepares teachers of English as a Second Language to apply to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for licensure if they choose. A non-licensure strand is offered for those who wish to pursue other career options available in ESL including those in colleges, community organizations, adult education, or overseas. The core curriculum emphasizes linguistics and language acquisition and also principles, methods, practice, and research. The MAT ESOL also prepares students to pursue doctoral studies in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Context and Culture in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Context and Culture in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Linguistics for Language Teachers
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Research in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Research in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Teaching Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary to English Language Learners

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Rolling admissions until full for fall enrollment only (executive and general cohorts).
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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:

    61

    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:

    500

    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.

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General Requirements

  • Check your program's application deadline(s), and work backward from the application deadline or start term.
  • Start your online application, so you can receive application reminders and updates.
  • Order your transcripts or transcript evaluation, and begin organizing your references, personal statements, and admissions tests (if required).
  • Submit additional information that your graduate program may require, such as a resume, passing MTEL scores or educator license, or additional writing sample.  
  • Once ALL materials are received, your file will be reviewed by the department. The turn-around time depends on each individual program. 
For more information please visit the program website

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9847 USD/year
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  • National

    9847 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8227 USD/year
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Living costs for Salem

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
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