Masters Programs in ESL

Compare 3 Masters Programs in ESL

The master’s degree is a first-level graduate degree that follows the completion of a bachelor’s degree at the undergraduate level. It provides deeper examination of an academic topic that can eventually lead to doctoral studies or open up a professional field to advance career interests.

What is a Master in ESL? This master’s degree program provides training to those who wish to teach English as a second language. At this level, there is usually practical and professional education along with research components. The coursework often focuses on classroom situations, teaching methodologies, the use of computers and new technologies to help others learn language, research tools and methods, and grammar. Some may wish to take elective courses in teaching to children, culture, literature, and film.

Students who complete a Master in ESL typically have attained strong teaching skills. They also may develop interpersonal skills and research abilities. These skills can be applied to most industries and occupations.

The costs for Master in ESL programs can fluctuate, depending on the school, its location, and the length of the program offered. It may take between one to two years to complete the degree.

Graduates of Master in ESL programs are primarily geared towards teaching the English language to non-native speakers. They may find positions as teachers in public and private institutions at all educational levels around the world as well as in international agencies and domestic and multinational private companies. Aside from teaching, they may also become advisors and researchers for publishers, schools, and companies; or authors of ESL textbooks or other teaching materials. Other industries where graduates work may include travel and tourism, cultural mediation, or translation services.

Master's degree programs in ESL are available worldwide as campus-based or online learning options and may also combine the two. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Applied Linguistics - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Online Part time 25 - 30 months Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

With English being the global language it is, the provision of quality training for professional development becomes a must. [+]

With English being the global language it is, the provision of quality training for professional development becomes a must. In response to the growing demand in Europe and Latin America, as well as in the rest of the world, for improvement in the quality and effectiveness of English language teaching in both the public and the private sector, a programme in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) has been developed. It is specifically designed for distance learning and has been developed in collaboration with La Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER).

The programme aims to help practicing teachers, or those wishing to become teachers, address in an informed and principled way the issues and professional needs that relate to their own working environment. The type of training is thus developed to encourage the learner’s autonomy without losing sight of elements of constant but flexible interaction, tailored to the specific needs of teachers in professional development.... [-]


University Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign/Second Language

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year September 2019 Spain Tarragona

First taught in 2007, the Master’s Degree in Foreign Language Teaching (SFL/EFL) has now split into its two component specialities: English and Spanish. The resulting Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching aims to train professionals to teach English for both general and specific purposes. [+]

First taught in 2007, the Master’s Degree in Foreign Language Teaching (SFL/EFL) has now split into its two component specialities: English and Spanish. The resulting Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching aims to train professionals to teach English for both general and specific purposes. The degree is a combination of professional and research tracks, and it is designed for national and international graduates, with or without experience, who wish to work professionally in the field of English language teaching.

Admission

To be admitted to the programme, students must hold one of the following qualifications:

Pre-Bologna Bachelor’s Degree in English Studies; Bachelor’s Degree in English; Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages, Culture and Communication; Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation, or other qualifications with a foreign-language component such as the Diploma in Primary-School Teaching (Foreign Language Speciality), the Bachelor’s Degree in Infant Education or Primary Education (Speciality in English), and the Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism, and other similar qualifications. The Master’s Degree is also open to holders of some sort of official university degree (bachelor’s degree, pre-Bologna bachelor’s degree or 3-year diploma), or an equivalent that may not be directly related. In the latter case, students will be required to take a bridging course (see specific regulations). An official qualification issued by a higher education institution in the EHEA, which enables its holder to be admitted on a master’s degree programme in the issuing country. A qualification issued by an education system that does not belong to the EHEA. If... [-]

Language Education for Refugees and Migrants Program

Hellenic Open University
Campus Full time 4 semesters March 2019 Greece Patras

The HOU’s Postgraduate Program entitled as “Language Education for refugees and migrants” is designed for teachers and graduates who wish to complete or deepen their knowledge and skills of teaching the language lesson in various languages, as well as develop new resources they can later apply to specific contexts and levels. The modules will provide postgraduate students with a strong grounding in theoretical literature as well as appropriate classroom methodology, course design and an introduction to the key research tools. [+]

The HOU’s Postgraduate Program entitled as “Language Education for refugees and migrants” is designed for teachers and graduates who wish to complete or deepen their knowledge and skills of teaching the language lesson in various languages, as well as develop new resources they can later apply to specific contexts and levels. The modules will provide postgraduate students with a strong grounding in theoretical literature as well as appropriate classroom methodology, course design and an introduction to the key research tools.

The course aims to provide specialized pedagogical knowledge to teachers in both levels of compulsory education (Primary and Secondary) and to Tertiary graduates who plan to teach, as well as to teachers engaged with adult education in refugee or migrant contexts. It trains Greek and international students to pose and answer key questions in applied linguistics and second language acquisition in the world's numerous, diverse multilingual contexts.... [-]