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Master of Arts in English Language and Literature - Applied Linguistics and TEFL


The mission of the MA in English Language and Literature is to deepen students’ knowledge of English literature and of the workings of the English language. Degree holders are equipped with the analytical and conceptual tools for further graduate study in English, or for a career in foreign language teaching, program administration, and communications.

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Program Educational Objectives

The program will prepare students to:

  1. 1.Develop an understanding of the process of foreign language acquisition and language learning;
  2. 2.Build on their academic and professional experiences to make the link between linguistic theory and actual practice;
  3. 3.Master pedagogical principles of course design, curriculum development, and language assessment in teaching English as a foreign language;
  4. 4. Become researchers and reflect on Applied Linguistics as an academic field of inquiry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  1. 1.Apply leading theories of second language learning and acquisition;
  2. 2.Analyze their academic and professional experiences in light of the theories and latest trends in the field of second language acquisition;
  3. 3.Demonstrate the application of pedagogical skills in writing instructional objectives, effectively planning classroom instruction, developing teaching material, and assessing learning;
  4. 4.Plan research studies, collect and analyze data, and draw theoretical and practical conclusions using appropriate tools and methods;
  5. 5.Construct a code of ethics to guide their professional and personal lives.


Admission Requirements

Preference is given to applicants with additional qualifications and professional experience (teaching). Applicants must provide evidence of a high level of proficiency in English before their application can be considered; a minimum of 600 in the EET (English Entrance Test) is required for admission. For those who take the GRE (Graduate Record Exam), proof of a satisfactory performance is required.


Graduation Requirements

To satisfy the requirements for the MA in English Language and Literature, Applied Linguistics and TEFL emphasis, the student must complete a total of 30 credits with an overall average of 3.0/4.0 including submitting and defending a thesis.




Minimum Cumulative GPA
Total 30 Credits
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