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Master of Arts


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The M.A. in Linguistics (TESOL Concentration) is offered only in a cohort (blended delivery) model to international students in a joint partnership with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Linguistics, the scientific study of language, is a highly diverse field with many specializations relevant to today’s increasingly globalized educational and business environments. Benedictine’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of the nature of human language, and how it is used to communicate for different purposes in a variety of social, cultural and professional contexts.

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Students in the Master of Arts in Linguistics program have the opportunities to:

Demonstrate a coherent understanding of key theories and research findings in the discipline of linguistics and explain how they may be applied in the teaching and learning of English as a second or foreign language.
Display a nuanced understanding of the cognitive and social nature of human language, its complexity, and its diversity.
Apply linguistic knowledge and skills to solve problems in teaching/learning language.
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Earn the M.A. in Linguistics with TESOL

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics program will allow candidates to earn the M.A. in Linguistics with TESOL. The M.A. in Linguistics with TESOL concentration provides degree candidates with both practical and theoretical instruction in applied linguistics, including preparation for teaching English to speakers of other languages in a range of contexts.

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Master of Arts in Linguistics Faculty

Olga Lambert, Ed.D., English Language and Literature

Olga Lambert, Ed.D., Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Sandra Kies, Ph.D., English Language and Literature

Sandra Gollin Kies, Ph.D.
Program Director