LINGUIST List 29.746

Thu Feb 15 2018

FYI: Language Teaching Studies MA program announcement

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 12-Feb-2018
From: Keli Yerian <>
Subject: Language Teaching Studies MA program announcement
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New Program Announcement: MA in Language Teaching Studies (LTS) in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon, USA.

This program was previously a Language Teaching Specialization track in the Linguistics MA degree.

The Language Teaching Studies (LTS) Masters of Arts program in the Department of Linguistics is a 15-month intensive, terminal degree MA program for language teachers and curriculum developers. The first summer term is offered entirely online, while the remaining courses are offered on campus in Eugene, Oregon. Although our priority deadline has passed, we have rolling admissions and encourage interested individuals to apply.

This unique MA program provides a foundation in the principles of second language acquisition, pedagogy, curriculum design, materials development, digital and online instruction, and assessment while allowing specialization in teaching one or more languages. Many students specialize in teaching English, or in English and an additional language, but a sizable number focus only on a language other than English, including Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Thai, and several Native American languages of the Northwest. LTS alumni have been very successful in finding teaching or curriculum development positions working with adults and children in private or public schools, institutions, colleges, or universities in the US or abroad.

LTS fosters a close cohort dynamic in which students benefit from the linguistic and national diversity of its members. Coursework and a variety of practicum opportunities culminate in a substantial applied MA Project. LTS also provides support in applying for positions after graduation. In terms of quality of life, students are able to enjoy the beautiful landscape and outdoor activities year-round that the State of Oregon is known for.

To read more about the program, faculty, alumni, recent events, and application information, see our website ( blog (, and Twitter (LanguageTeachMA) and Facebook (LTSProgram) pages.

For questions about the program, contact Dr. Trish Pashby, Interim LTS Director,
For questions about admissions, contact Anna Hults,

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

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