MA in Applied Linguistics (TESL) Program Entry Options

Faculty of Humanities

MA in Applied Linguistics (TESL) Program Entry Options

There are two entry routes, Direct and Bridged for this post-graduate degree; one of the criteria is based on English language proficiency.

Direct Entry

Direct Entry applications must be complete and received by March 1, 2014.

Coursework: Major Research Paper or Thesis Route.
Length:        12 months for course work/Major Research Paper.

Candidates should anticipate commencing in September; course work will normally be completed by April, with the Major Research Paper finished by the end of August. 16-24 months estimated for thesis route.

To be considered for admission, all applicants who have not studied in a recognized institution for three years or more in one of Canada, the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia or New Zealand must present an English language proficiency test score from within the last two years that meet with the entry criteria requirements noted below.

TOEFL PBT 630
TOEFL CBT 267
TOEFL iBT 109
TWE 5.5
TSE 55
IELTS 8 and writing band 8 (no individual score under 7.5)
ITELP 600 (Brock University’s own language proficiency test)

Language of instruction waivers are not accepted for the MA Applied Linguistics (TESL) program.

English language proficiency test scores are accepted for application purposes for up to 2 years from the test date.

Direct Entry may offer funding, including paid TA assignment. The amount of funding will be outlined in an applicant’s offer letter.

Direct Entry Application Process
Direct Entry Fee

 

Bridged Entry

For full consideration, the Bridged Entry applications must be complete and received by February 1, 2014.

Coursework: Major Research Paper route only.
Length:        14 months
                   (July-August) 8 week preparatory course
                   (September-August) Course work and Major Research Paper

Candidates joining the Bridged Entry Program should anticipate commencing courses in the month of July. Course work will normally be completed by the end of April, with the Major Research Paper to be submitted by the end of August. The time commitment will be approximately 14 months (or slightly shorter if the MRP is completed earlier).

Bridged Entry is designed for students who require additional assistance with academic English for applied linguistics. While course work is taken with the Direct Entry students, Bridged Entry students have an additional preparatory course (LING 5N01) running from the beginning of July to the end of August before coursework begins. This preparatory course covers topics from academic integrity to the appropriate construction of an academic paper for applied linguistics. In addition, from September to August, Bridged Entry students have regular access to a Writing Mentor who is able to help with the mechanics of writing effective research papers, essays and other assignments.

Bridged Entry candidates accepted into the program will complete their credit work alongside Direct Entry candidates in the same classes, at the same academic and professional level.

To qualify for Bridged Entry, students must achieve the following scores on an English language proficiency test:

TOEFL PBT 550
TOEFL CBT 213
TOEFL iBT 80 (no individual score under 19)
IELTS 6.5 and writing band 6.5 (no individual score under 5.5)
ITELP 520 with writing of 225 (Brock University’s own language proficiency test.)

Language of instruction waivers are not accepted for the MA Applied Linguistics (TESL) program.

English language proficiency test scores are accepted for application purposes for up to 2 years from the test date.

Bridged Entry Application Process
Bridged Entry Fees