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Teaching English as a Subsequent Language (TESL) is a complex process, with a knowledge base combining such diverse areas as applied linguistics, language teaching methodology, curriculum design, and testing. This MA program is designed to integrate these important elements in an educational experience promoting a high level of expertise and professionalism. Faculty teaching in the program bring a valuable range of attributes, including extensive international experience, hands-on proficiency in ESL teaching in
General Admission Requirements
These admission requirements are for both Direct and Bridged Entry. Please note that applications are competitive and program numbers are kept small for optimum interaction between students and faculty. Qualifying for the program may not be sufficient for admission in any given year, depending on the number and quality of applications received.
If you are not sure if you qualify based on the criteria listed, please contact the Graduate Program Administrative Assistant.
A minimum four-year university degree with an overall grade average equivalent to a Canadian 75% (B+).
A strong background (undergraduate, graduate or university credit-level certification) in linguistics, applied linguistics, TESL, or a comparable field, with a strong concentration of courses directly relevant to the theory and practice of teaching English as a subsequent language. These relevant courses include – but are not limited to – phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, English grammar, acquisition and learning of subsequent languages, language teaching methods and language testing.
Applicants without the necessary background may be considered for a conditional offer, based on successful completion of upgrading courses or a university credit-level certificate course such as
Experience in ESL/EFL teaching can enhance your application but will not compensate for inadequate academic background and grades.