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Which master's degree?

 
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Aeternitas
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Which master's degree? Reply with quote

Hello,

I am a modern foreign languages student (not an English native speaker) and at the moment I am in the process of choosing my Master's course. I would be incline to pursue a career in language teaching although I am still not 100% sure of what I will be doing in the future after my degree. I am really undecided between two courses, would there be much of a difference between an MA in Language Learning and Education and an MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT? Which one do you think would open up more opportunities? Is there a significant difference between these courses?

I would appreciate it greatly if any of you with more experience in this field could give me advice. Thank you in advance Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MA in Applied ling + TESOL would probably be more versatile, but much depends on the curriculum of the program:

Check this out:

http://calleteach.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/lax-standards-in-ma-tesol-curricula/


Take your time and choose a degree that teaches you what you need to know. Not just a short program or a cheap one.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooh! ooh! I vote for MA in Applied Linguistics........they are often named MA in TESL if they have a heavy teaching component. Applied Ling. would be more theoretical.

Make sure you get a scholarship and soak the taxpayers for the cost of your education!!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote for a degree in the language of the place you wish to teach in. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree with Lexicon
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with James.

Mine was MA ESL ('07), but I was a native speaker already teaching in Spain with only a BA Spanish & TEFL. I'm now the top-paid teacher at my school in Chile. A colleague's situation is closer to yours, and she did the research. She has Diplomas in EFL & ELE (teaching English & Spanish), and is convinced that MA English Linguistics is the best path for her. She wants to be a headmistress or eventually start her own school, and believes this will give a native Spanish-speaking woman the credibility that she needs in a machista culture.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have completed graduation and master degree in Science. Is it enough for becoming a teacher? Or is it necessary to have ESL teachers training to apply for the post of secondary teacher?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:29 am    Post subject: MBA Reply with quote

Get an MBA and then get a CELTA or something like that. Then you will be running your own school, making a lot of money and everybody will be groveling for you instead of you for them.
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