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Masters of Arts Degree in Applied Lingusitics:
"This program enables me to achieve my career goal, a professional ESL teacher, providing a solid understanding of everything a professional ESL teacher should know."
Wei-Ju Chen, Taiwan
"When I began the M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESL at Brock, I was an experienced subsequent language teacher looking for a program which would help me remain competitive in the international job market and would provide me with intensive professional development.What I got out of the program was much more.Reading, discussing, and writing about current research and work in ESL/EFL reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking as well as considering sociolinguistics, teaching methodologies and research techniques were all part of this program.I was able to look at the research critically, gain knowledge about current trends and practices in the field, and make connections to my own teaching experience.This M.A. sparked new interest in my profession and teaching and for that I feel that I have left the program a better teacher."
HirakataCity, Osaka, Japan
"As an experienced ESL teacher, professional development is very important to me. Returning to university to complete the Brock MA in Applied Linguistics has allowed me examine my teaching in light of new research in the field. The opportunity to combine my professional experience with academics has enriched and re-energized my career. I am more excited, more confident, and have a greater sense of my own professionalism. As a bonus, my students have already started to benefit too!"
& Development Division
Niagara College, Canada
"The MA in Applied Linguistics (TESL) at Brock is an amazing program.The professors are experts in their field and wholly dedicated to their students.Never before had I worked so hard or learned so much.I recommend this program to all language teachers who want to advance their skills and knowledge of language teaching and learning."
Sonia Martin, Netherlands
"The MA in Applied Linguistics (TESL) at Brock is an amazing program and the professors here are just fabulous. This program covers almost all aspects of the applied linguistics including teaching theories, methodologies, research techniques, sociolinguistics and some key and hot issues. This could help most students achieve their career goals to be a good ESL/EFL teacher. But for me, a former international student, it has not only provided me a professional linguistics background, but also opened a door for me to see the beauty of multiculturalism and helped me realize that in such a broad world, the applied linguistics is becoming much more useful and has penetrated into many fields. Thus, a lot of potential opportunities and untouched fields are waiting for us to explore and research."
An American consulting company in Shanghai, China
"The MA (TESL) program at Brock opens a window for me to look at this wonderful field. It benefits me a lot for my present job as a teacher as well as for my professional development throughout my life. I am glad that I have made the right decision to choose Brock and I owe a debt to the teachers in this program who provided me with a lot of help both in my study and in my life."
Student of MA (TESL) program
Present Dean of the Sino-CanadianInternationalCollege, Guangxi
University, People's Republic of China