Teacher Training Schools

USA - New Hampshire - Manchester
By:Southern New Hampshire University - Teaching English as a Foreign Language (M.S.)

The M.S. in teaching English as a foreign language degree at Southern New Hampshire University is especially designed for people teaching or intending to teach English in foreign school systems, but is of value to anyone interested in English as a second language as well. Opportunities for teaching English in other countries already are numerous and are increasing yearly as English becomes not only a preferred language of many professions but also a requirement in many foreign school systems, beginning as early as third grade. The master's degree is the degree of choice for overseas employment.

Methodologies of ESL and EFL are equally covered, as are methodologies for teaching young learners as well as teaching adults. There are 12 required courses (including supervised practice teaching) for a total of 36 credits. The program is offered over four terms and can be completed in as little as a calendar year. To complete the M.S. degree, students have a choice of thesis, comprehensive portfolio or comprehensive examination.

Note: This program also offers certification to teach in New Hampshire public schools (and, by reciprocal agreement, in the public schools of neighboring states). The following courses are required, in addition to supervising teaching: EFL 501-504, EFL 536 and EFL 540. Students seeking state certification for the first time must take EDU 571 in place of EFL 599. Course work outside of EFL may be required, depending on the student's bachelor's - level preparation. Please contact the Institute for Language Education for details.

Required Courses:
EFL 501 Language Learning and Acquisition
EFL 502 Evaluation and Assessment
EFL 503 Descriptive Linguistics of American English
EFL 504 Introduction to Curriculum Development, Design, and Implementation
EFL 505 Overview of TESOL Methodology
EFL 523 Listening and Speaking Techniques
EFL 525 Reading and Writing Techniques
EFL 531 Pronunciation Techniques
EFL 536 Content-Based Instruction
EFL 537 Computer Assisted Language Learning
EFL 540 Socio-Cultural Context of Language Teaching
EFL 599 Supervised Practice Teaching

Southern New Hampshire University programs are accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
American Culinary Federation Educational Institute
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
European Council for Business Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification
North American Society for Sport Management






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