Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

MA in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Non-Certification

This master of arts program prepares you to implement innovative English teaching methods for students who are speakers of other languages. You’ll learn pedagogical strategies while expanding your knowledge of language, literacy, and culture.

This program is offered based in New York City and through hybrid coursework based in Shanghai and New York City.

Based in New York City

  • Develop second-language teaching strategies that you can target to learners from all linguistic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Gain hands-on experience through student teaching in New York City schools, along with study abroad opportunities in the Dominican Republic, China and Hong Kong, and more.
  • Engage with expert faculty who will deepen your understanding of urban educational environments and the social, cultural, and economic factors that influence learning.
  • Prepare to work with college-aged and adult learners.

Learn more about the New York City–based program.

Based in Shanghai and New York City

  • Take coursework tailored to full-time Chinese educators’ needs and recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
  • Experience a convenient hybrid of online courses, part-time school-year classes on the Shanghai campus, and a summer immersion in New York City.
  • Learn from American-trained NYU Steinhardt faculty who have expertise in second and foreign language acquisition research and methodology and specific experience working with Chinese students.
  • Hone your teaching skills for K–12 learners in a classroom setting.
Learn more about the program based in Shanghai and New York City.