Study Format Online, On Campus
Program Length 30 credits*, 12 or 24 months


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Concordia University Chicago's master of arts in TESOL is available both online and on campus and is designed for those who want to pursue a career teaching English to both adults and children. Graduates will be prepared to demonstrate competency and proficiency as ESL/EFL (English as a Second Language / English as a Foreign Language) teachers in any of the following settings, whether in the US or overseas:

  • community organizations
  • intensive English programs
  • college/university settings
  • private language companies or corporations

Coursework in educating both adults and children, mobile/distance learning, and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) will provide the theoretical framework and practical knowledge important to teaching English to adults and children.

Because so many kinds of ESL/EFL teaching jobs are available worldwide, TESOL is an important field in an ever-shrinking world. International schools are opening up worldwide and every year more Americans move abroad to teach or work in global settings as companies shift their headquarters transnationally.

Learning Objectives and Competencies

  • Apply the pedagogical framework of adult and child learning theory in contemporary learning environments
  • Acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching of adult and child learners
  • Acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult and child learners
  • Be viable candidates in a variety of ESOL teaching contexts around the world



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