Graduate students will receive instruction in and make application of knowledge in the following domains as they relate to second/foreign language acquisition and pedagogy: language and linguistics, curriculum and instruction, cross-cultural accommodations, technology use, and assessment.
Courses must be taken in sequence.
Semester 1 Fall
TCFL 501: Introduction to U. S. Culture, Language and the Educational System 3 credits
TCFL 502: Syntactic Structures and Rhetorical Patterns of Chinese 3 credits
TCFL 503: Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects of Chinese 3 credits
Semester 2 Winter
TCFL 504: Instructional Methodology, Assessment, and Environments for Language Learning 3 credits
TCFL 505: Cross-Cultural Communications for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 3 credits
TCFL 506: Contrastive Analysis and Error Analysis 3 credits
Semester 3/4 Spring/Summer
TCFL 601: Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning 3 credits
TCFL 602: Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Through Literature 2 credits
Semester 5 Fall
TCFL 603: Professional English for Foreign Language Teaching 4 credits
TCFL 604: Teaching Chinese for Specific Purposes 3 credits
TCFL 605: Chinese Language Instructional Design and Technology 3 credits
Semester 6 Winter
TCFL 606: Workplace Language Practicum 3 credits
Policies and Procedures
- A student must have earned an undergraduate degree from an approved college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (70 points) to enter the program.
- Credits from other completed master’s degrees that were used for the first degree may not be transferred. Courses may not be duplicated.
- As the TCFL M.A. is highly structured, courses must be taken in the sequence provided below.
- Each student should meet regularly with his/her advisor.
- Each student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in graduate study; only grades of A,B, or C may be certified toward graduation.
- Whenever the GPA drops below a 3.0 or a student receives two “C” grades in the program, the student will be placed on academic probation. Continuation in the program will depend upon the recommendation of a program committee which will review the student’s records and make recommendations. A positive recommendation for continuance in the program must be approved by the Dean of the College of Education.