TESOL is a profession with good employment prospects.

Its Chinese name is foreign English teaching. The content of this course is generally focused on the theory and practice of English teaching. Later, the students taught in TESOL are usually those who are not proficient in English or who can not speak, read and write English. The goal is to become a teacher or manager in this field. Compared with the situation that education is very difficult to apply for, the existence of TESOL is undoubtedly an oasis in the desert.

Course settings:

English Literature, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Romanticism and Victorian Literature, Literary Review, Contemporary World Literature, Fiction Theory, Modern Drama, Linguistic History, Phonetics, Second Language

University of Pennsylvania TESOL Course List:

Field work in Language in Education

Approaches to Teaching English and Other Modern Languages

Educational Linguistics

Sociolinguistics in Education

Internship, Seminar, Thesis: TESOL

Language Diversity and Education

Second Language Acquisition

Structure of English

Professional research orientation:

The direction of TESOL includes discourse analysis, teaching methods, second language acquisition learning theory, English education research methods, literacy, material design and evaluation, curriculum evaluation, teacher learning, language testing and evaluation, English teaching technology and so on.

Degrees include:

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.S. (Master of Science)

M. Ed. (Master of Education).

Generally speaking, these three kinds of master’s training are similar, and may be slightly different because of the direction of school curriculum planning. Master of Education requires 30 to 36 credits. According to the regulations of various schools, some schools also require students to hand in a graduation thesis.

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