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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Master of Arts in TESOL
Program Homepage: http://www.biola.edu/academics/sics/grad/tal.cfm
Institution: Biola University
Address: 13800 Biola Avenue
City: La Mirada
Zip/Postal Code: 90639
State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Contact Person: Kitty Purgason , Chair

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Phone: 562-944-0351 x 5694
Fax: 562-903-4851
Linguistic Subfield(s): Language Acquisition
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: MA TESOL students benefit from the focus of a department of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, the emphasis of a School of Intercultural Studies, and the resources of the entire university with its mission of biblically centered education scholarship, and service. Teachers are prepared for work with international students or immigrants in an adult ESL context or a variety of students in an EFL context, not only in teaching, but also in program administration, teacher training, course design, materials development, and assessment. Department faculty have extensive international experience. Interaction with faculty and a culminating portfolio prepare students to approach their profession with integrity and quality.
Available Financial Aid: Limited financial aid is available through the university and the School of Intercultural Studies.
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