Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Teaching Internship
“The TESOL Program at Tel Aviv University was THE pivotal step I took towards a career and life change for the better. The highly knowledgeable academic faculty helped me gain the skills necessary to not only teach at the cutting edge of the TESOL profession, but to serve in managerial and administrative roles as well.”
~ Daniel Berke, MA TESOL, class of 2007 Atlanta English Institute
English is the international language of communication in the world today. The English language teaching program at Tel Aviv University is designed to prepare individuals for a wide variety of exciting international career opportunities. The program is taught in English by distinguished professors of the Language Education program in the School of Education and consists of two interrelated components:
Academic studies in the field of English language teaching, teaching internships in Israeli schools: Students receive close personal guidance and professional support in both university studies and in practice at schools. In addition, students participate in intensive Hebrew language studies (Ulpan). Graduates are awarded a Master of Arts degree in TESOL, which enables them to work in a wide variety of positions in the field including instruction and administration, textbook and test development, professional training and more.
The MA in TESOL program extends from mid-July until the end of June for a total of three semesters. The first semester (summer) includes academic studies along with intensive Hebrew language studies. The second and third semesters (fall and spring) combine academic studies and trips to unique language teaching programs in Israel along with a teaching internship for which students receive a monthly stipend.
Courses are taught by world-renowned faculty, including Prof. Elana Shohamy, Prof. Elite Olshtain, Prof. Dorit Ravid, Dr. Ofra Inbar and Dr. Michal Tannenbaum, among others. Topics offered include: Second language acquisition, English in a global world, pedagogical grammar and linguistic models, English language teaching methodology, language testing, curriculum design and material development, using technology in language learning, second language research methods, teaching students with learning disabilities and topics in language teaching in the Israeli school system.
Tuition and costs
Dates for the MA TESOL program 2013-2014
To apply please read about the admission process first at: https://www.telavivuniv.org/AdmissionProcess.aspx
Application Deadline: 1st session - February 29, 2012, 2nd Session - May 2nd, 2012.
Tuition, Accommodation & Loans: Alison Rubin
TAU International Office of Academic Affairs/NY
Tel: (212) 742-9030
For additional information about this program, including lecturers and course descriptions, please go to this page.