Trinity Western University

Graduate Program Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A.)

Program Structure

Online Track (Two to Three Years)

The program format uses a unique form of collaborative online instruction. The first July of the program, students begin with two weeks of intensive instruction on campus. Throughout the academic year, students work through modules that are mediated by a combination of online discussions, readings, video, and collaborative project work. Instructors are available for face-to-face meetings with local students. The program can be completed in six semesters.

Currently, July is the sole entry point into the program but exceptions may be made with highly qualified applicants. Other factors which may enhance a candidate’s application include extensive teaching experience, other languages studied, and a strong rationale for entering the program. If necessary, students lacking some of this background may be allowed to take certificate level courses, such as Phonetics, English Grammar, and Introduction to TESL, prior to entering, or concurrently, during the first year of the master’s program.

One Year Residential Masters (RMT)

The residential M.A. TESOL program runs from September to August. It is suitable for non-native English speaking teachers and Canadians who are able to obtain a study leave of one to two years duration from their professional positions. All courses are delivered face-to-face in the classroom.

The ESLI Pre-Masters Program and access to TESL Certificate level prerequisite courses is in place for a year prior to entry into the program, and provisional admission to the RMT may be given with specific conditional prerequisites for both English language and/or TESL courses to be completed prior to entering the program.

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