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Teaching English as a Second Language

University of British Columbia

M.A.
12 months
Duration
13604 CAD/year
7285 CAD/year
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Tuition fee
Unknown
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About

The Teaching English as a Second Language program offered by University of British Columbia develops an awareness of current thought and practice in TESL education.

Overview

TESL graduate students gain experience and understanding in such areas as: current issues in TESL theory and practice, second language acquisition, second language reading and writing, language socialization, language and identity, second language assessment, discourse analysis, critical applied linguistics, and research methods.

The MA Teaching English as a Second Language program offered by University of British Columbia has a research emphasis and includes a thesis, whereas the MEd program has a professional emphasis and includes the option of a major paper. Each program requires a minimum of 30 credits of approved graduate work, at least 24 of which must be numbered 500 or above.

Career opportunities:

Integrating research and practice, our TESL programs offer professional development to teachers of ESL and prepare researchers and leaders in this field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language, Discourse, and Identity
  • Bilingual Education: Theory and Practice
  • Second Language Assessment: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches
  • Research and Theory in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
  • Theories of Second Language Acquisition.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a sample of work demonstrating an ability to undertake research and scholarly writing
  • CV or resume outlining work experience and academic history
  • a well-written 500 word (maximum) Statement of Intent
  • letters of support of three referees
  • if admitted, all official transcripts and degree certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended outside UBC

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13604 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13604 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7285 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7285 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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