2. M.A. in TESOL All the Certificate courses, plus the following: ISTE 641 Issues and Trends in TESOL 3 ISTE 664 English for Specific Purposes or ISTE 665 Course Design in TESOL 3 ISTE or ISAL Electives 6 Bible or World Perspective Elective 3 ISTE 695 Research Seminar 1 ISTE 697 Comprehensive Examination (together with ISTE 696 and an ISTE or ISAL elective) or ISTE 699 M.A. Thesis .3 Total 19

All graduate programs in the department require as a prerequisite a minimum of three semester units of acceptable Bible or theology course work at the upper division or graduate level. In addition, the M.A in Applied Linguistics has nine units of linguis­ tics as a program prerequisite. Prerequisites may be taken concurrently with regular pro­ gram courses but should normally be taken care of by the end of the first semester. GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS The Certificate in TESOL requires 26 semester units of prescribed course work, of which a minimum of 20 units must be com­ pleted at Biola. Practice teaching is required, but there is no comprehensive examination. The M.A in TESOL is comprised of 45 semester units of specific and elective course work. The M.A. in Applied Linguistics requires 36 units plus 9 units of linguistics prerequisites. Both degrees have two tracks for a final project: (1) thesis or (2) a combination of comprehensive exami­ nation, research paper, and 2 additional units of electives. Both the M.A. in TESOL, and the track of the M.A. in Applied Linguistics which includes the Certificate in TESOL, require practice teaching. M.A. program requirements may be reduced for students with a background in TESOL, lin­ guistics, or English, but the minimum num­ ber of units required for the M.A. is 33, of which 24 must be taken at Biola. All students must successfully complete all required coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to qualify for graduation.

a thesis or, in conjunction with a comprehen­ sive examination, a research paper. Emphases of the TESOL graduate pro­ grams are, in order of priority: application of theory to teaching, language pedagogy, linguistic theory, cross-cultural communica­ tion, materials design, program administra­ tion, and research. Applied Linguistics Although language teaching is the most prominent area within the field of applied linguistics, there are many other areas of importance which address language-related human problems both in the United States and abroad. Among these are bilingual and multilingual education, language planning, lexicography, literacy, second language ac­ quisition, testing, translation, and the devel­ opment or modification of writing systems. The Department of TESOL and Applied Linguistics offers a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics to provide a broad-based academic foundation as well as practical training in several of the areas mentioned above. Also, by taking specified TESOL courses as one's electives, it is possible to obtain the Certificate in TESOL along with the M.A in Applied Linguistics. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must meet the qualifications specified in the catalog section on Admission to the School of Intercultural Studies. In ad­ dition to these, foreign applicants who are non-native English speakers are required to submit their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) results. The TOEFL must have been taken within the past five years. A score of 550 or higher is required for admission to the graduate programs in the department. The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is required for entrance to the graduate degree programs. Because ESOL teachers are expected to have a high degree of competence in writ­ ten English, all new graduate students, both native and non-native English speakers, are required to take the department's English Composition Test and register for its course, ISTE 500, Academic Writing. On the basis of the test results, those whose writing skills are judged to be sufficiently high will be able to withdraw from Academic Writing without penalty. Others will be expected to make up any deficien­ cies in English writing skills by full partici­ pation in the course.

3. M.A. in Applied Linguistics PREREQUISITES:

Introduction to Linguistics Phonetics or Phonology

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REGUIAR PROGRAM: ISTE 500 Academic Writing


ISTE 541 lntercultural Communication for Teachers


ISAL 511 Applied Linguistics 3 ISAL 614 Second Language Acquisition 3 ISAL 648 Discourse Analysis 3 ISAL 668 Seminar in Applied Linguistics 2 ISAL 677 Research Design and Statistics 3 ISTE 509 Structure of English (required for the Certificate in TESOL) or Linguistics Elective (500-600 level) 3 ISTE or ISAL Electives 9 Bible or World Perspective Elective 3 ISAL 695 Research Seminar 1 ISAL 697 Comprehensive Examination (together with ISAL 696 and an ISTE or ISAL elective) or ISAL 699 M.A. Thesis a Total 36 To obtain the Certificate in TESOL, the following courses must be taken in place of the above ISAL electives: ISTE 521 Foundations in TESOL 2 ISTE 523 Techniques in TESOL I 2 ISTE 524 Techniques in TESOL II 2 ISTE 527 Materials Evaluation and Preparation 2 ISTE 632 Language Testing and Assessment 3 ISTE 692 Practicum in TESOL II 3

CURRICULUM 1. Certificate in TESOL ISTE 500 Academic Writing ISTE 509 Structure of English

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Foundations in TESOL

ISTE 521

ISTE 523 Techniques in TESOL I ISTE 524 Techniques in TESOL II ISTE 527 Materials Evaluation and Preparation


lntercultural Communication for Teachers 2

ISTE 541

ISAL507 Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3 ISAL614 Second Language Acquisition 3 ISTE 632 Language Testing and Assessment 3 ISTE 692 Practicum in TESOL II a Total 26

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