McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Second Language Education (M.A.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other
Description This program provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the teaching and learning of second or foreign languages, with a primary focus on English and French as well as other languages. Topics in the program include discourse processing, measurement and evaluation, research methods, curriculum development, second language learning and teaching, classroom discourse, sociolinguistics, immersion and language-minority education, early bilingualism and biliteracy. The thesis option is a research-oriented degree, approximately half of which consists of thesis research. The non-thesis option, consisting entirely of course work, is less research-oriented than the thesis option and is suitable for practitioners interested in professional development with a theoretical orientation.
Website: Second Language Education (M.A.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 73
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 587] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

Applicants to the Certificate and M.A. programs must submit: A current curriculum vitae. A letter of intent specifying academic and professional experience and interests (specifically, research interests for the Thesis option or project interests for the Non-Thesis Project option). Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a university-level instructor; the other may be from an administrator in an educationally relevant context.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015