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  • MAESL TEFL Strand

    Students who finish the TEFL strand generally go abroad and teach English for a limited period of time. After they return, many have a desire to continue to improve professional skills and learn more about language theory and linguistics. With an MAESL, graduates will qualify for university and community college ESL positions both in the US and abroad.

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    The TEFL Strand requires 41 credits, encompassing the following:

    • Completion of TEFL program or equivalent (8 credits)
      Practicum experience required for the degree is fulfilled through this course. 

    ESL courses: 20 credits:

    • ESL 6636: Course Design for Adult ESL Classes (2 credits)
    • ESL 6638: Assessment of the Adult ELL (2 credits)
    • ESL 7502: Language and Society (4 credits)
    • ESL 7519: Linguistics for Language Teachers (4 credits)
    • ESL 7610: History of English (1 credit)
    • ESL 7650: Basics of Modern English (4 credits)
    • ESL 7660: Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)

    Upper division coursework: 13 credits

    • ESL 8010: Phonetics and Phonology (2 credits)
    • ESL 8020: Advanced Linguistic Analysis (3 credits)
    • ESL 8490: Research Methodology (4 credits)
    • ESL 8495: ESL Capstone (4 credits)