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Students completing the program will be able to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and apply their knowledge of the English language to specific ESL/EFL teaching situations.
The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will prepare you to begin or advance your career in teaching English as a second language or English as a foreign language in the US or abroad.
In addition, courses related to language, education, and/or research methods offered by other departments may be used to complete elective requirements, with approval from the student’s faculty advisor.
Students are also encouraged to attend summer institutes and other professional development programs offered by the TESOL International organization or the Linguistic Society of America.
It prepares students both intellectually and experientially so that as professionals they are capable of making wise and informed choices among different language teaching approaches, methods, and techniques.
degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) blends linguistic science with the art of classroom practice.If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.General note: By using the comment function on you agree to our Privacy Statement.There are two options for completing the MA TESOL degree: a thesis option and a non-thesis option. Both options include five components: a group of core courses totaling 15 semester hours, a selection of language skills-related courses totaling 6 semester hours, a teaching specialty course (3 semester hours), free electives totaling 6 semester hours, and research training (6 semester hours)-- either a thesis (thesis option) or additional course work from a selected group of focus courses with a substantial research component (non-thesis option).Core Courses (15 semester hours)All students in the MA TESOL program take the following five courses: Note that students pursuing the thesis option must enroll in a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 semester hours of LING 599 (Thesis).This collection is comprised of graduate students’ theses and Plan B papers required for completion of the Masters of Arts in TESOL degree at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.The Masters of Arts in TESOL degree is part of the UWRF English Department’s TESOL program and is designed for both native and nonnative speakers of English.Our faculty members are respected leaders in the field, specializing in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, language teaching methods and teacher education, instructional design, and cross-cultural communication.They draw on their extensive and diverse teaching experiences, knowledge of contemporary research, and intercultural expertise to provide students with the academic and practical knowledge to become successful TESOL professionals.The knowledge, skills, and experience gained in this program will build your confidence and competence as a teacher.In this 36-credit program, you will develop a solid foundation in the teaching of English with a 27-credit core.