Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA)

The University of British Columbia

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The award
MA

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
6865

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
CAD 10938 per year

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About Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language at The University of British Columbia

Program Overview

This program develops an awareness of current thought and practice in TESL education. 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 program 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 Options

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

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