The Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies (M.A. in TEFL/ICS) prepares professional teachers of English as a foreign language with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach effectively in a wide variety of cross-cultural settings. This degree specializes in teaching adults in a non-English speaking context and prepares graduates for leadership roles in the field of teaching English as a foreign language. Students take nine hours of intercultural studies to prepare for living and teaching in another country and/or culture.
The M.A. in TEFL/ICS equips students to:
- Understand the major concepts of linguistics and English syntax.
- Apply knowledge of linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) theory to practical classroom instruction.
- Analyze English as a Second Languge (ESL) students’ language needs and design appropriate instruction.
- Teach listening, speaking, reading, and writing at at all levels of proficiency.
- Understand the dynamic cultural forces which affect teaching and ministry .
Get started today.
Graduates are teaching and administering English language programs in many parts of the world, including North and South America, East and Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Some serve in free-standing English language programs and others in universities. The worldwide demand for English teachers continues to grow; graduates with this degree will find many opportunities to teach all over the world.