Concordia University - Chicago



7400 Augusta St.

River Forest, IL 60305

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

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


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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