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Re: MA TESL in the US

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Tuesday, 11 March 2014, at 4:04 p.m.

In Response To: MA TESL in the US (Christopher)

I have recently applied to three MA TESL programs in the USA:

(1) St Cloud State University, Minnesota
(2) University Indiana Bloomington
(3) The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I was just wondering if anyone has any experience or thoughts about these particular programs? I choose them because, as someone with only a couple of years teaching experience, they offer opportunities to work as a teaching assistant to an ESL class (in either an Intensive English Center or academic writing class).

With the knowledge and teaching practice I would gain from doing these programs, would I be more employable as an ESL teacher than someone who had just completed, say, a CELTA or other certificate course?

* * * * * * * * * * *

I don't have any knowledge of the programs you've listed, but in answer to your last question, a relevant master's degree (one with a teaching practice component) easily trumps a 120-hour TEFL cert.

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MA TESL in the US
Christopher -- Sunday, 9 March 2014, at 11:57 a.m.
Re: MA TESL in the US
nomad soul -- Tuesday, 11 March 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
Re: MA TESL in the US
Tim -- Wednesday, 12 March 2014, at 12:08 p.m.

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