Master of Arts in Education, major in English Language Education w/ specialization in Second Language Teaching (SLT) (Thesis Program)
This program aims to develop competence in the teaching of English at the secondary and tertiary levels. Specifically, the courses in the program are geared towards the development of competence in:
- The various methodological approaches to English instruction,
- Curriculum design and materials development, and
- Language testing and program evaluation.
It balances the technical and utilitarian thrust of teaching English under an ESL approach with courses in Literature and other areas in Education, as well as a good grounding on the basics of research and the English Language.
In general, admission to the program is granted to those who hold a degree in English, Linguistics, Language Teaching, Communication, or other related fields from an accredited college or university. In addition, the applicant must:
- Have a grade point average of B or 2.5 in the DLSU grading system:
- Pass an admission test, and an interview with the department chair; and
- Submit a favorable recommendation from a school administrator, employer, and former teacher (three letters of recommendation).
The application procedure entails the submission of an application form available at the Graduate Admissions Office and other documents prior to interview with the chair of the department.
Foreign applicants who are non-residents of the Philippines may write to the Director, Graduate Admissions Office, for pertinent information on procedures governing the admission of foreign students.
Financial Assistance/Scholarship/Tuition Discount
Full and partial scholarship/financial assistance in the form of tuition and other fees may be granted to full-time and part-time students.
Application forms for these purposes are available at the Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Office, at LS Bldg., Room 137.
Basic Courses 12 units Major Courses 12 units Specialization 12 units
Written Comprehensive Examinations (WCE)
Thesis 6 units
———– Total 42 units
Note: An additional of six (6) units of Advanced Technical Reading and Writing 1&2 will be required for applicants with a low score in the essay part of the entrance examination.
BASIC COURSES (12 UNITS)
Statistics and Research in Language Studies (ENG 525M) 3 units
The application of statistical tools in research on English language education. Final output of the course is a thesis proposal.
Advanced Academic Writing (ENG 530M) 3 units
A course to serve the academic writing needs of graduate students at the master’s level. Richly varied writing tasks, activities, and discussions ranging from small-scale language points to discourse on a chosen research topic will be provided.
Foundations of Language Studies (ENG 535M) 3 units
An introduction to phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and other fields of study involving language.
Psychology of Language Learning (ENG 631M) 3 units
Psychological and linguistic issues and problems in first and second language learning.
MAJOR COURSES (12 UNITS)
Curriculum and Materials Design (ENG 604M/RDG 604M) 3 units
Principles of materials development with practice in the design and development of instructional materials.
Methodology of Teaching Listening and Speaking (ENG615M) 3 units
The course deals with the approaches and techniques in teaching listening and speaking.
Methodology of Teaching Reading and Writing (ENG 616M/RDG 616M) 3 units
This methods course explores a range of approaches and techniques in teaching reading and writing.
Grammatical Structure of English (ENG 622M) 3 units
An analysis of the grammatical structure of English, with an emphasis on the common grammatical problems of students.
SPECIALIZATION (12 UNITS)
Discourse Analysis (ENG 625M) 3 units
It introduces principles and models used to analyze language in use. It also demonstrates the practical relevance of these principles to language teaching and learning.
Second Language Acquisition (ENG 635M/RDG 635M) 3 units
A discussion of the theories, principles, and issues central to SLA, followed by presentation and evaluation of research findings in support of these theories.
Language Testing and Evaluation (ENG 640M) 3 units
Principles and practice of language testing and language program evaluation.
Elective (3 units)
Any subject in the field of Reading Education or ESP.
For MAELED (SLT / ESP / RED) WCE
After completing the course work, a student needs to write a concept paper on any relevant topic in second language teaching, ESP or reading education. (This paper replaces the comprehensive examination). (See guidelines available at the DEAL office).
Thesis Writing (ENG 851M) 6 units
Students write a thesis in the area of English language education.