The graphic below below provides a quick overview of the Sookmyung TESOL MA Program.
First Semester Options
There are two different options available for the first semester based on how one applies to the program. Interested parties can apply as either non-transfer or transfer students. Transfer students are those that have successfully completed an approved Sookmyung TESOL Certificate. For them the certificate counts as the first assister in the MA.(다시 말해서 자격증 과정정은 첫학기로 인정이 됩니다.) It is important to note that transfer applicants need to apply the same as everyone else and are not necessarily given an advantage in the application process. Non-transfer students simply do MA electives for their first semester.(자격증 과정을 수강하지 않으신 예비 신입생분들은 논문학기를 포함 총 5학기를 수강하셔야 됩니다.)
One needs to consider carefully what she or he wants to do for the first semester and we suggest you contact the MA office for information and adviceAs of 2015, once one has entered the MA they will be neither required nor able to do a certificate program. It is important to inform oneself and consider the different possibilities before applying to the MA.
The Sookmyung TESOL MA provides a specialized program that is very much focused on the student. The field of TESOL is a very diverse area of study and as such draws students with a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and goals. We provide a curriculum that caters to our dynamic and eclectic student body through a very diverse choice of course offerings. The basic philosophy is that each and very student should be able to chose and excel in courses that address her or his special interests.(이러한 강점이 숙명 테솔을 선택하는 이유가 아닐까요?) Extending this, TESOL MA students should be able to choose courses that allow them to develop a specific area of expertise within the field of TESOL.
We offer courses in five different streams as shown below. Minimally one course from each stream is offered each semester.
These different courses run in a regular two-year rotation. Each semester we offer a minimum of 7 different elective courses, one from each of the five streams. Students doing their electives choose two of the seven courses offered. Several of the more important or more basic courses appear more often in the cycle. Below please find a representative 2 year cycle. Please bear in mind that this is subject to change. (이 부분에 대해 더 자세히 알고 싶은 재학생 또는 예비 신입생 분들은 아래 버튼을 클릭해 주세요)
Students are guided through the process of deciding which option to take by their Academic Counselor as well as other professors and peers. It is essential that students start thinking about which of these options might suit them best early on in the program. It is also very important to note that once one has started one option, the thesis for example, he or she cannot switch to the other. This means that one needs to decide very carefully.(다시 말해 한번 선택된 사항은 변경이 불가능 하기 때문에 심사숙고하여 결정해 주시기 바랍니다.) More specific information intended to help current students is located in the Professional Development portion of this website.