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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics (dual degree)

Ball State University


Department of English
2000 W. University Ave. RB 297
Muncie, Indiana, 47306, United States

What We Offer

Summary

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics combines the best of both fields, allowing students to consider language development at its most basic and complex levels.

This program allows you to complete the equivalent of two master’s degrees in three years.

What You Will Learn
Learning outcomes include:
-a deep understanding of languages as an organized, interrelated system with multiple subsystems
-the ability to apply linguistic methodologies to analyze language (English and other languages)
-the skills to recognize and interpret differences across speech communities in language use
-awareness of cross-cultural difference and respect for diversity
-the ability to conduct a scientific research project and produce a quality research paper
-language teaching methods
-how to plan a lesson and create teaching materials
-how to assess student learning

Why Linguistics?
Linguistics is the scientific study of language. In this field, your main focus will be to understand how languages work, and how they are acquired by both native speakers and second language learners. Like in other scientific fields, you will collect and examine data, identify patterns, and create and test different hypotheses. In doing so, you will develop crucial analytical and technical skills, which are directly or indirectly relevant to a wide range of career paths. Here are some examples.


Academic Fields

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Linguistics.

Degrees

Master's Degree, MA, Master of Arts


Formats

Full Time, On-Campus

Keywords

linguistics, english, tesol, teaching, english, second, language

Contacts

Megumi Hamada

Megumi Hamada
mhamada@bsu.edu

Jeremy Flick

Jeremy Flick
jaflick@bsu.edu

Chris Munchel

Chris Munchel
Associate VP Enrollment Planning and Management
cmunchel@bsu.edu
cmunchel@bsu.edu
7652855608

Stephanie Wilson

Stephanie Wilson
Director of Graduate Admissions
shuffman@bsu.edu
7652856130

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