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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) degree at Portland State University qualifies its recipients to teach English at an advanced level to speakers of languages other than English.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $671 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Typically the degree offered by Portland State University takes two years of (full-time) coursework culminating in a final project, thesis, or comprehensive exam. These courses come from the following areas:

  • Language pedagogy
  • Language in society and in the mind
  • Linguistic theory and analysis
  • How non-native speakers learn a language
  • Effective and practical teaching strategies and techniques
  • Language structure and linguistic analysis

The training and course work provides students with knowledge of:

After being awarded the degree, students will be well equipped to teach English to speakers of other languages, as well as to design, implement, and evaluate TESOL courses and even curricula. The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) is increasingly the degree of preference for employers both domestically and abroad.

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Courses Included

  • Introduction to Linguistics or equivalent
  • Structure of the English Language or equivalent
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Understanding the International Experience
  • TESOL Methods 
  • TESOL Methods and Portfolio
  • Practicum
  • Language Assessment
  • Grammar for TESOL
  • Teaching pronunciation
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Curriculum Design and Materials Development
  • Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching