ID Course Credits
LING 511 LING 511 - TESOL Methodology | 2022-2023

This course offers an overview of teaching strategies and methodology in TESOL. The focus is on teacher development, utilizing Christian values, and developing leadership skills in the field.

LING 512 LING 512 - Second Language Acquisition | 2022-2023

Second language learning and acquisition is an intricate process that involves the dynamic interaction of individual and social variables. This survey course considers a wide range of theories, models, and research that have been proposed to account for this process. Participants are guided to evaluate and consider the implications of different perspectives for second language teaching in a variety of contexts.

LING 514 LING 514 - Materials Evaluation & Design | 2022-2023

Students are exposed to a variety of ESL materials, and learn how to evaluate appropriateness and quality prior to implementation. Issues of audience need, philosophy, and application are discussed. Extension of published materials are examined.

LING 515 LING 515 - Classroom Observations | 2022-2023 1
LING 517 LING 517 - Evaluation & Measurement in TESOL | 2022-2023

Students examine and evaluate various theories of testing in ESL. Methods of testing grammar, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills are introduced; criteria for ensuring reliability and validity are explained and then used by students.

LING 518 LING 518 - Curriculum & Program Design | 2022-2023

This course is designed to enable students to design appropriate programs and course sets for ES/FL programs. In addition to examining general English programs, the course focuses on English for Specific Purposes and, in particular, needs analyses and custom course design.

LING 613 LING 613 - Integrating the Four Skills | 2022-2023

In this course students survey current methods and models for integrating the teaching of speaking, listening, reading, and writing to one specific learner population. (This population should be the type of learner that students have worked with or hope to work with.)

LING 624 LING 624 - Leadership in TESOL | 2022-2023

This course examines leadership from several perspectives in the field of TESOL, including program management, professional organizations, and teacher training.

LING 640 LING 640 - Internship | 2022-2023

A 100-hour teaching internship, including design of an action research project. With approval, students may elect to do the TESL Canada Level-3 Certificate option or the International Internship option, which is typically conducted outside of Canada.

LING 641 LING 641 - e-Mentor | 2022-2023

Students work with an eMentor, an accomplished professional in the field of ESL/EFL. Each eConsultation focuses on a different aspect of the student's internship, depending on the nature of the class setting of the internship. Likewise, eMentors are chosen based on the specialization of the student.

LING 642 LING 642 - e-Portfolio | 2022-2023

Students complete an initial ePortfolio based on their course work in the M.A. TESOL program and their accumulated professional experience thus far.