Program of Study-Modern Languages - Carnegie Mellon University

MA in Applied SLA - Program of Study

The academic components of the MA in Applied SLA are four:
  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)