BA Applied Linguistics

TESOL: After Degree

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Add a degree in Applied Linguistics: TESOL to your pre-existing training.

This after degree program is a great option for students who are looking to enhance their qualifications with in-depth training in TESOL.

A degree in TESOL from Briercrest opens up exciting teaching opportunities in Canada and across the world. Transfer seamlessly into this after degree program with a bachelor’s degree in virtually any other discipline and enjoy one of the most comprehensive undergraduate TESOL degrees in North America.

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Travel the world

Learn firsthand about new cultures as you teach English across the globe. Briercrest TESOL is connected with a variety of international organizations where students can do internships and make career connections.

Join our community

Study in a community dedicated to seeking Jesus together. Learn about the mission and Word of God in classes and chapel as you learn to follow Christ's call for your life.

Transfer in

Take advantage of a seamless transfer pathway into this program. If you have a Bachelor’s degree in virtually any other discipline, you can transfer into this program.

  • Overview
  • Requirements

The BA Applied Linguistics: TESOL (After-degree) is a 63 credit hour program for students who already possess an accepted baccalaureate degree from an institution other than Briercrest College. Applicants may have a baccalaureate degree in virtually any other discipline. The program is accredited at Professional Standard Two by TESL Canada, the national accrediting body for TESOL.

Credit Hours: 63

I. Applied Linguistics Requirements (33 credit hours, including 15 credit hours at the 300+ levels)
COMM 200 Intercultural Communication
LING 105 Introduction to TESOL
LING 120 TESOL Practicum I
LING 220 Linguistics: English Grammar
LING 221 Language Teaching Methodology
LING 222 Second Language Acquisition
LING 320 TESOL Practicum II
LING 321 English Language Skills in TESOL
LING 322 Linguistics: Phonology
LING 323 Materials Development
LING 429 Professional Issues in TESOL

II. Cognate Modern Language Requirements (3 credit hours)
3 credit hours of a modern language

III. Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 120 credit hours)

PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)
SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)
LING 427 TESOL Internship is optional in the After-degree

Students must complete 27 credit hours of elective coursework, including 15 credit hours at the 300+ levels. This elective coursework is intended to reflect the Briercrest College mission and education philosophy. Coursework is chosen in consultation with the Registrar’s office and will vary depending upon the academic background of the student. Contact registrar@briercrest.ca for further details or if you have questions.

Faculty

David Catterick
David Catterick PhD
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics: TESOL
Sandra Catterick
Sandra Catterick PgDip, BS
Practicum Supervisor in Applied Linguistics: TESOL
Darren Gordon
Darren Gordon EdD
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Modern Languages
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