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English: Teaching English as a Second Language

Prepares pre-service and in-service teachers of speakers of English as a second language (ESL), or a foreign language (EFL), to teach second language literacy, culture, and communication skills.

Deadline for Application

Sep 1, Dec 15, Mar 1, Jun 4

Special Program Requirements

  • Quarterly admission
  • GRE score
  • If English is not first language: (1) TOEFL score of 580 (paper), 237 (CBT) or 92 (iBT) and (2) personal or telephone interview with graduate program director
  • Submit an 800-1,000 word expository essay explaining what in their background (formal education, professional experience, personal life, as appropriate) has led them to apply to the MA in English-TESL program and what they hope to accomplish by completing a degree in this area.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • All students must demonstrate a reading competence in a foreign language appropriate to their program of study at a level equivalent to completion of one year of college foreign language. Competence may be demonstrated through coursework, a standardized test or a written test arranged with the Modern Languages Department. Students may also satisfy the foreign language requirement by successfully completing ENGL 530 - Old English, with a grade ≥ 3.0.
  • March 1 application deadline for fall admission for those seeking a graduate service appointment as a teaching assistant. Students seeking a graduate service appointment should submit an additional application letter expressing their interest and any teaching experience they have.

Contact Information

Dr. LaVona Reeves
203 Patterson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
509.359.7060
LReeves@ewu.edu

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