Master of Arts in English Language Education with specialization in English as Specific Purposes (ESP)
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 competences in:
- The various methodological approaches to English instruction,
- Curriculum design and materials development, and
- Language testing and program evaluation.
The program balances the technical and utilitarian thrusts 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 letter of recommendation).
The application procedure entrails 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 applicant 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 waiver may be granted to full-time and part-time students.
Application forms for these purposes are available at the Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Office.
|Basic Courses||12 units|
|Major Courses||12 units|
An additional of six (6) units of Advanced Technical Reading and Writing 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
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 (RDG 604M) 3 units
Principles of materials development with practice in the design and development of instructional materials.
Methodology of Teaching Reading & Writing (ENG 616M/RDG 616M) 3 units
This method 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.
Language Testing and Evaluation (ENG 640M) 3 units
Principles and practice of language testing and language program evaluation.
SPECIALIZATION (12 UNITS)
History and Development of ESP (ENG 651M) 3 units
A study of the evolution and development of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) approach to language teaching.
Writing in the Professions (ENG 652M) 3 units
A course that focuses on how conventions of discourse communities shape texts. It provides opportunities to practice writing texts in different disciplines.
Reading in the Professions (ENG 653M) 3 units
A course that provides opportunities for the development of different reading strategies and skills appropriate to text types in different disciplines such as academic, business, science, and technology.
Genre Analysis and Genre-Based Approaches to Language Teaching (ENG 654M) 3 units
A course that introduces the principles of genre analysis following the models of John Swales and Jim Martin. It also acquaints students with the process of teaching genre following the ESP and Australian models.
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.