Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The Teaching of English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) Master's Program is aimed to equip teachers with the tools they need to work with English learners from around the world. With over 1.3 billion English as a Second Language (ESL) students around the world, there is a vast demand for English language specialists. Students will learn how to develop ESL ministries for local ethnic groups, effectively teach ESL for evangelism in foreign countries, and reach online ESL learners from around the world. The TESOL Master's Program is divided into 5 main categories that provide students with TESOL foundations, teaching methods, language and literacy skills for language acquisition, practicum in course development and teaching, and practical ministry implementations.
||Describes an in-depth knowledge of the core TESOL theories and their applications in the classroom.
||Integrates traditional TESOL methods with online and blended teaching methods. Students will be grounded in lesson planning, implementation, and assessment.
||Lays the foundations for language acquisition for primary learners though adult learners.
||Students will participate in both local ESL programs and online ESL teaching. From the very beginning of the course, students will teach online paid classes, and students will assist in a local intensive English program for adults.
||TESOL opens the door to many opportunities to reach into many different ethnic groups from any part of the world. Students will know how use TESOL to help in local church ministries to ethnic groups, assist in mission fields, and even get into "closed" countries through online teaching.
TESOL is a 36-semester hour graduate program that includes a research thesis or practicum. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA (on a 3.0 scale), and no more than two grades of C may be counted towards the master's degree.
Core Course Requirements
- EN503 TESOL Methodology I (4)
- EN508 TESOL Methodology II (6)
- EN504 Teaching K-12 for TESOL (3)
- EN502 International Phonemics (2)
- ED525 TESOL Online Teaching (4)
- EN511 Second Language Acquisition (2)
- EN512 Curriculum Development for TESOL (2)
- Seven credits of elective educational classes (7)
To fulfill requirements for the terminal project, students must successfully complete a combination of two of the following courses for a total of 6 credits:
- EN590 MA Thesis (3)
- EN505 TESOL Practicum I (3)
- EN510 TESOL Practicum II (3)
This research thesis involves the design, execution and analysis of an empirical study. A student may begin formal thesis work after meeting the competency requirement. A student first develops a writing research proposal in consultation with his thesis committee. When completed, the proposal is orally defended before the committee. Thesis research may begin upon approval of the proposal. When the study is completed and written, the thesis is defended at a final oral examination before the committee.
The MA Internship consists of no less than 100 hours of professionally supervised teaching in local or online ESL classrooms.
- Students will benefit from hands-on training by teaching current ESL students at Hyles-Anderson College.
- Students will engage in paid online classes.
Students must meet Hyles-Anderson College's requirements for graduate admission.
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.0 on a 3.0 scale
- Successful completion of courses in Microsoft PowerPoint, Student Teaching, Linguistics, Advanced Grammar and Composition
- 10 semester hours of English
- Interview by the course director
- Admission essay describing why you want to take the course, and how you feel it will benefit you in your future ministry.
Students who meet college admission requirements, but not English and education-specific requirements, may be admitted provisionally to the program pending satisfactory completion of necessary undergraduate courses.
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