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The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
170 - 6371 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z2

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

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Lang./ESL Lang. Instructor
Description 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.
Website: Teaching English as a Second Language (MA) - Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Lang. at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Requirements
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 76
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

In addition to the above you should also submit a sample of written work (published or unpublished). The writing sample you submit should demonstrate your ability to think critically and write clearly. Writing samples typically take the form of academic or scholarly papers from previous studies.

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

* 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: September 27, 2017