Carnegie Mellon University

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
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Sample course distribution:

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)