Frequently Asked Question(s)
Q:What are the general teaching esl doctoral admission requirements?
A:To get admission into a teaching esl doctoral program, you must have a masters degree in a related area. Most universities would have a GPA cut off as well, somewhere around 3.0. You will also be required to submit around three letters of recommendation, a sample of written work in English and recent GRE scores. If you are an international applicant, you must also submit your TOEFL scores. Keep in mind though that every university will have its own admission policy.
Q:What jobs I can get with Ph.D. in ESL?
A:Contrary to common misconception, there are many jobs you can get with a PhD in ESL besides conducting research and teaching at the university level. You can look for avenues of employment including positions with publishers, testing services, consulting firms, government agencies and software development companies. This degree is more than just a teaching degree and can open doors to advanced job positions.
Q:How to Become a Certified ESL Teacher?
A:There are a few steps you would need to follow in order to become a certified ESL teacher. The first would be to earn a bachelors degree, since teaching position applicants are typically required to hold this level of degree. Second, you need to check for state-wise requirements to obtain your certification. Following that, you should seek professional development via work experience, and then eventually work towards your masters degree.
Q:How to apply for online esl program?
A:If you are looking for an online ESL program, the first thing you need to do is narrow down a list of at least five options. After this, have a detailed look at the curriculum they are offering, the course structure, faculty and other facilities they are offering. One you have shortlisted an online college for your ESL program, all you need to do is log on to their website and follow the step by step procedure provided. Also make sure the school you have chosen is accredited.
Q:How much time it will take to complete an ESL PhD program?
A:A doctorate program would take around 3-4 years to complete. This would be an additional three to four years after you complete your bachelors. Some universities or colleges might require you to have a masters degree, before you go for this PhD program, but in most cases, a bachelors degree is considered to be sufficient.