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Curriculum Guide

Graduate students will receive instruction in and make application of knowledge in the following domains as they relate to second/foreign language acquisition and pedagogy: language and linguistics, curriculum and instruction, cross-cultural accommodations, technology use, and assessment.

Courses/Course Sequence

Courses must be taken in sequence.

Semester 1 Fall

TCFL 501: Introduction to U. S. Culture, Language and the Educational System 3 credits
TCFL 502: Syntactic Structures and Rhetorical Patterns of Chinese 3 credits
TCFL 503: Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects of Chinese 3 credits

Semester 2 Winter

TCFL 504: Instructional Methodology, Assessment, and Environments for Language Learning 3 credits
TCFL 505: Cross-Cultural Communications for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language 3 credits
TCFL 506: Contrastive Analysis and Error Analysis 3 credits

Semester 3/4 Spring/Summer

TCFL 601: Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning 3 credits
TCFL 602: Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Through Literature 2 credits

Semester 5 Fall

TCFL 603: Professional English for Foreign Language Teaching 4 credits
TCFL 604: Teaching Chinese for Specific Purposes 3 credits
TCFL 605: Chinese Language Instructional Design and Technology 3 credits

Semester 6 Winter

TCFL 606: Workplace Language Practicum 3 credits


Policies and Procedures

  1. A student must have earned an undergraduate degree from an approved college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (70 points) to enter the program.
  2. Credits from other completed master’s degrees that were used for the first degree may not be transferred. Courses may not be duplicated.
  3. As the TCFL M.A. is highly structured, courses must be taken in the sequence provided below.
  4. Each student should meet regularly with his/her advisor.
  5. Each student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in graduate study; only grades of A,B, or C may be certified toward graduation.
  6. Whenever the GPA drops below a 3.0 or a student receives two “C” grades in the program, the student will be placed on academic probation. Continuation in the program will depend upon the recommendation of a program committee which will review the student’s records and make recommendations. A positive recommendation for continuance in the program must be approved by the Dean of the College of Education.

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