MA in Teaching English as an Additional Language (MA TEAL)

The MA TEAL is a graduate program designed specifically for international students who aspire to become English language teachers in international contexts. This program equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work as professional English teachers in various programs, including general English, English for specific purposes, English for academic purposes, and more.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Students will be provided with state-of-the-art knowledge of second language acquisition theory and research. They will gain a comprehensive understanding of the major grammatical structures of English and effective classroom teaching methods. The program also covers the teaching of English for specific purposes, assessment of language abilities, curriculum design, and special areas of focus such as the teaching of vocabulary, pragmatics, and grammar.

Renowned Faculty

Our renowned and dedicated faculty brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the program.  Areas of research include:

  • Assessment and Testing
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Corrective Feedback
  • Curriculum and Methodology in Second & Foreign Language Teaching
  • Formulaic Language
  • Language Learning Through Television, Movies, and Video Games
  • Task-Based Language Teaching
  • Teacher Education and Cognition
  • Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • Workplace Language Training
  • and more…

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Capital Advantage

Located in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, our program benefits from the city’s bilingual, multicultural environment. Ottawa is a hub for government, education, health care, and numerous non-profit organizations, making it an ideal site for advanced applied linguistics and discourse studies. Our connections to these organizations provide our MA students with unique teaching and research opportunities during their program and a wide range of career options upon graduation.