Foreign Language Requirement
Students in the M.A. program are required to have or develop proficiency in relevant languages as detailed below:
Students in Teaching Chinese must demonstrate competence in modern Chinese (equivalent to successful completion of Chinese 101C).
Students in Teaching Japanese must demonstrate competence in modern Japanese (equivalent to successful completion of Japanese 101C).
Students in Teaching Korean must demonstrate competence in modern Korean (equivalent to successful completion of Korean 101C).
A total of nine courses (or a total of 36 units) are required for the degree. Students can fulfill the course requirements by completing four core courses (200-level) on Asian Language Pedagogy, by completing three courses (Asian 206A-B-C) on Teaching Practicum at local schools, and by supplementing two elective courses (upper division or 200-level). The two electives can be taken from the ALC Department and/or other department (e.g., School of Education). Specific elective courses are to be negotiated with adviser/committee. Two upper division courses are applied toward the University’s nine-course minimum requirement for the Master’s degrees. No 500-level courses may count toward degree requirements.
- Asian 200: Research Methods in East Asian Language Pedagogy
- Asian 204A: Issues and Practices in Teaching Asian Languages
- Asian 204B: Issues and Practices in Teaching Asian Languages
- Asian 206A: Instructional Apprenticeship in Teaching Asian Languages
- Asian 206B: Instructional Apprenticeship in Teaching Asian Languages
- Asian 206C: Instructional Apprenticeship in Teaching Asian Languages
- One of the C/J/K linguistics courses (Chinese C240/Japanese C223/Korean C220)
- Remaining two elective courses (upper division or 200-level) may be chosen from the ALC Department, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or School of Education.
Research Papers and Final Exam
Students, in consultation with their faculty adviser, must determine their three comprehensive examination fields (e.g., acquisition of grammar as opposed to phonological development of L2 speakers and use of pragmatic markers). The comprehensive examination, which emphasizes diverse areas of study, consists of the submission of three research papers (at least one language pedagogy paper and two seminar papers) to be evaluated by the ad hoc committee chaired by the student’s principal adviser. One of the three papers can be written in the target language, but this is optional.
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