Program of Study-Modern Languages - Carnegie Mellon University

MA in Applied SLA - Program of Study

The program consists of four academic components:
  1. An introduction to essential concepts of Second Language Acquisition
  2. Advanced cultural studies in the language of specialization
  3. Training in pedagogical methods
  4. Training in technologies currently in use in language instruction

Sample course distribution:

Summer
  • Extended immersion experience (if required)
Fall
  • Second Language Acquisition: Theories and Research
  • Teaching Methodologies for the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Teaching Modern Languages and Cultures I
  • Cultural Studies elective (in the language of specialization)
  • Elective (see eligible list in Course Descriptions)
Spring
  • SLA Elective
  • Language Acquisition and Technology
  • Teaching Modern Languages and Cultures II
  • Cultural Studies elective (in the language of specialization)
  • Elective (see eligible list in Course Descriptions)