Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), LCC International University program utilizes a mixed model of distance learning, where online studies are combined with intensive summer sessions on campus in Klaipeda, Lithuania. 

About

This international program follows three key principles: theoretical linguistic knowledge, applied scientific research, and the practical use of both theory and research.

The M.A. in TESOL program at LCC International University is geared toward a wide audience. It is designed for those who are willing to deepen their knowledge of applied linguistics as well as those who want a thorough knowledge of foreign language teaching methods and their practical application in international contexts. In particular, the program is designed for:

  • High school teachers willing to enrich their professional and methodological competence;
  • Individuals who have received their Bachelor´s degree and want to pursue a career in English language teaching in an increasingly multilingual world;
  • Individuals who are interested in language program administration and management;
  • Individuals who are interested in research in the field of applied linguistics.

The LCC program has distinctive organizational and academic features:

  • A small group (cohort) model, guaranteeing an interactive learning environment;
  • A combination of online and face-to-face interaction with professors and students;
  • Three summer residency periods on campus in Klaipeda;
  • A natural setting for practicum work during the Summer Language Institute at LCC;
  • An individual theoretical and practical portfolio combining personal reflection and research from each course;
  • Instruction from native or native-like English language-speaking professors.

This program utilizes a mixed model of distance learning, where online studies are combined with intensive summer sessions on campus in Klaipeda, Lithuania. A significant part of studying is carried out online, which allows LCC to employ professors of the highest qualifications from around the world. However, every semester starts or finishes with an intensive on-campus session.

Accreditation

The Republic of Lithuania recognizes LCC as a Bachelor's and Master's Degrees granting university. See full list of all accredited institutions in Lithuania (check the list of non-state higher education institutions for more details). 

Programme Structure

SEMESTER I (June – December)

  • ENG 500Teaching English as an International Language
  • ENG 510Linguistic Theory and Language Teaching
  • ENG 520Language Acquisition Theory

SEMESTER II (January – June)

  • ENG 530Curriculum and Materials Design
  • ENG 540The Adult Language Learner
  • ENG 550Research Methods

SEMESTER III (June – December)

  • ENG 610Action Research Practicum
  • ENG 670Language Assessment
  • ENG 650Theory and Practice of Grammar Teaching
  • ENG 660Program Administration
  • ENG 560Oral Communication Portfolio
  • ENG 570Written Communication Portfolio

SEMESTER IV (January – June)

  • ENG 690Thesis

Audience

  • Individuals who have received their Bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a career in English language teaching in an increasingly multilingual world;
  • Individuals who are interested in language program administration and management;
  • Individuals who are interested in research in the field of applied linguistics.

Lecturers

David Broersma, Associate Professor, TESOLPhD - Educational Psychology, Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA - Teaching English as a Second Language, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA - Secondary English Education, Purdue University

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • School English teachers desiring to enrich their professional and methodological competence;
  • Individuals who have received Bachelors degrees and want to pursue a career in English language teaching in an increasingly multilingual world;

The student must have no less than a Bachelors degree. Academic qualifications should include:

  • a) A Bachelors degree in English language studies;
  • b) Bachelors or Masters degree in other fields having no less than 24 credits (ECTS) of prerequisites in language subjects;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • 6 ECTS credit course costs €300
  • Tuition for MA program – €4,500 (90 credits)

Living costs for Klaipeda

1,139 - 2,350 LTL/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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