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The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Applied Linguistics prepares students to pursue advanced graduate study, teach in colleges, adult education programs, businesses, private schools and institutions in the U.S. or abroad, work with private businesses, and the language acquisition needs of second language learners. The TESOL track focuses on questions related to how first and subsequent languages are learned, taught, and assessed in a wide range of real-world contexts. It is also concerned with how language is used by native speakers and second language users as an interactional, social, or cultural phenomenon.
The TESOL track of the MA Program in Applied Linguistics offers unique experience in: Teaching English for academic and specific purposes (EAP/ESP); Discourse analysis; Intercultural communication; Research-based language analysis and instruction
An introduction to linguistic analysis of world languages. Emphasis is on the analysis of sound systems (phonetics, phonology) and the structure of words and sentences (morphology and syntax).
A practical introduction to methods, materials, and course organization in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The course includes language assessment and teaching language in its cultural context as well as technology-enhanced language teaching.
An investigation of first and second language acquisition with emphasis on examining evidence about second language learning which supports or fails to support different approaches to teaching a second language.
Students entering the Master of Arts program in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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The Applied Linguistics graduate program offers a small number of assistantships to select students. Contact the Department of English for more information.
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