The Modern Language Institute offers four Graduate degree programs that focus on linguistic theory and teacher training.
TESOL students will be able to articulate an understanding of the close relationship between language and culture as well as the basic elements of the English language and language teaching. They will be able to teach English as an additional language and demonstrate a basic understanding of the Christian worldview in the context of other worldviews.
The core TESOL courses are offered both in the regular academic year and in the special Summer TESOL Institute. Each TESOL major option includes the TESOL certificate requirements.
This TESOL training program is recognized by TESL Canada. In order for students to be eligible for TESL Canada Standard Level 1 certification, students must graduate with an undergraduate degree and the TESOL Certificate. Students completing an MA are eligible for TESL Canada standard level 3.
Graduate Degree Programs
GRADUATE TESOL CERTIFICATE | Credit Hours Required: 18
An upgrade on the Undergraduate TESOL Certificate that provides enhancement of practical and experiential training and addresses the global need for highly-skilled teachers of English to speakers of other languages. The core TESOL courses are offered both in the regular academic year and in the special Summer TESOL Intensive. The TESOL Certificate may be completed in summer if students bring sufficient credit transfers.
MASTER OF ARTS IN TESOL | Credit Hours Required: 42
The Master of Arts in TESOL program (36 credit hours + thesis/project) give students training in linguistic theory and pedagogy as well as experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages. The thesis/project allows the student to demonstrate mastery of the discipline.
GRADUATE TTESOL CERTIFICATE | Credit Hours Required: 21
The Graduate Certificate of TTESOL program is intended to prepare those who have alraedy received training and experience in TESOL to train teachers in the field.
MASTER OF ARTS IN TTESOL | Credit Hours Required: 42
The Master of Arts in TTESOL program (36 credit hours + thesis/project) trains students to teach those desiring to teach English to speakers of other languages. It presumes a level of competence in linguistic theory gained at an undergraduate level and concentrates on pedagogical concerns. The thesis/project allows the student to demonstrate the mastery of the discipline.