Department of English
2000 W. University Ave. RB 297
Muncie, Indiana, 47306, United States
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
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.
Master's Degree, MA, Master of Arts
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