Language teaching

The Language Teaching track in NAU’s MA TESL program offers a blend of (a) practical and theoretical courses and (b) courses focused on language-teaching pedagogy and linguistics. In addition, students have the opportunity for supervised teaching experiences each semester.

Courses

One goal of this track is to prepare students for a range of ESL and EFL teaching opportunities.

Central courses include:

  • ESL Methods (reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar)
  • ESL Methods (speaking, listening, and pronunciation)
  • ESL Curriculum
  • Assessment for Second Language Skills

All MA TESL students take Foundations of Language Teaching and Learning, Grammatical Foundations, Introduction to Linguistics, and Sociolinguistics.

MA TESL students in the Language Teaching track take three electives, one of which must be a graduate TESL/applied linguistics course (e.g., Computer Applications in Applied Linguistics).

The MA TESL Language Teaching track differs from the Applied Linguistics track by emphasizing ESL methodology and curriculum issues. 

Outcomes

One goal of this track is to prepare students for a range of ESL and EFL teaching opportunities.

More information

Please refer to the academic catalog for specific information on courses.

Graduate Student Association of Applied Linguistics