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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Hawai'i Pacific University
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Honolulu
Fall 2020

Honolulu
Spring 2021

Program description

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

MA TESOL graduates are well-prepared not only to teach but also to use their knowledge of second language acquisition to critically evaluate classroom practices and creatively implement curricular and programmatic innovations. MA TESOL graduates are expert language educators who are highly valued for language teaching and international education positions in the U.S. and around the world.

Program length: 36 credit hours or 12-semester courses (1 pre-requisite course) - typically completed in 2 years

Admission requirements

Online application, resume, 2 LOR's, Essay questions, Conferred Degree Transcript, English Proficiency

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Program content

Core Courses

  • Teaching Second Languages: Theory and Practice
  • English Phonology and the Teaching of Pronunciation
  • English Syntax and the Teaching of Grammar
  • Assessment in TESOL
  • Practicum I in TESOL
  • Second Language Listening and Speaking
  • Second Language Reading and Writing
  • TESOL Materials Development

Elective Courses

  • Semantics
  • Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers
  • Using Corpora in the Language Classroom
  • History of the English Language
  • Language and Society
  • Translation in Second Language Acquisition
  • Seminar in Second/Foreign Language Teaching
  • Research and Issues in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • TESOL Materials Development
  • Teaching English to Children
  • Practicum II and Capstone

Tuition fees

Tuition fee is $699 per credit.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Qualification

Students who complete the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will be prepared to demonstrate

  • Attitudes of a professional. Towards colleagues and students, MA holders will demonstrate teamwork and sensitivity. Towards the discipline, MA holders will demonstrate a spirit of inquiry and reflection. Towards the global community, MA holders will demonstrate cultural sensitivity and global citizenship.
  • Skills in spoken and written communication, in information literacy, in academic and pedagogic research, and in teaching including materials development and lesson planning, delivery, management, and assessment.
  • Knowledge of the major subfields of linguistics, the theories of second language acquisition, and the principles of language teaching methods; and be able to articulate their own philosophy of language teaching, explaining the principles on which it is based.

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About this institute

HPU

Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. HPU is home to over 5,500 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are unique, with the excitement...


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Why study at Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. We are home to over 5,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are exquisitely unique. HPU combines the excitement of an urban campus located in downtown Honolulu with the serenity of a campus set in the green foothills of the Ko‘olau mountains and an Oceanic Institute bordering the Pacific Ocean. All three are less than a 30 minute drive from the infamous Waikiki.

Our curriculum, which builds on our diversity by combining American educational traditions with global perspectives, emphasizes on rigorous intellectual engagement and social responsibility. The hands-on learning approach in combination with small class sizes and an inspiring teaching faculty ensure that students get the most of their studies.

All that combined is what makes HPU a one-of-a-kind destination.

Contact info

Hawai'i Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive
96813 Honolulu Hawaii
United States of America

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www.hpu.edu

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