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Multnomah's M.A. in TESOL to Launch in Fall 2008

4/9/2008
Multnomah University is pleased to announce the launch of its newest program, the M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in fall 2008. It is designed to equip students to teach English in a variety of intercultural settings.

"With the continued growth of English as a worldwide language, English language educators have unprecedented opportunities," said Director of TESOL Kristen Hubert. "The need and demand for qualified teachers of English as a Second or Foreign Language has never been greater, both in the [United States] and abroad."

TESOL Program Options
The goal of the TESOL program is to train highly competent professionals who can work with diverse student populations in the United States and around the world. Students will be provided with a balance of the necessary theoretical background needed to teach the English language, as well as hands-on experience teaching English language learners.

In addition to the M.A., there are two undergraduate TESOL program options available: a B.A. or B.S. in Intercultural Studies with a TESOL emphasis. Students can also earn a TESOL minor. Students in these degree programs who complete the six core TESOL classes (18 hours) will also receive an Advanced Certificate in TESOL. Multnomah also offers a basic three-semester hour certificate course, the Foundations in TESOL Certificate.

TESOL After Graduation
Depending on the course of study chosen, students graduating with TESOL credentials from Multnomah will have many employment opportunities. These include teaching English to refugees and immigrants, in community colleges, through community-based programs, abroad in elementary and secondary educational settings, universities, language schools, and multinational corporations. TESOL graduates would also be equipped to start community or church-based language programs in the U.S. or abroad - including the implementation of language programs in developing countries where English is desired for economic growth.

Contact Info
For more information about Multnomah University's M.A. in TESOL and other TESOL programs, please contact Kristen Hubert at khubert@multnomah.edu or 503.251.6412.