Benedictine University has partnered with University of Social Sciences and Humanities -VNUHCM to offer the MA in Linguistics (TESOL Concentration) for Vietnamese teachers of English. The program enables students to grasp key concepts in the field of linguistics, gain an understanding of the larger social context in which language is used and studied, and discover how to connect specific practices and issues in language usage and acquisition to professional activities. The TESOL concentration prepares students to teach English as a second or foreign language abroad and is especially suitable for applicants with previous teaching experience. The program requires 32 credit hours and conducted on weekends and evening weekdays within 18 months. 8 required courses well be held either in face-to-face or hybrid/blended mode on USSH-VNUHCM campus in Vietnam.

Courses taught by BenU side Courses taught by VNUHCM-USSH side
LING 5501---Introduction to Linguistics LING 5502---Second Language Acquisition
LING 5520---Research Methods: TESOL LING 5503---Methods and Materials
LING 5523---English for Specific Purposes LING 5504---Assessment of ESL and Bilingual Students
LING 5597---Thesis Seminar 1: Introduction to Thesis Writing

LING 5522--Issues Second Language Writing

LING 5598---Thesis Seminar 2: Thesis proposal  
LING 5599---Thesis Seminar 3: Thesis Research  
LING 6000---Thesis Seminar 4: Thesis completion