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Why pursue a masters in Applied Second Language Acquisition at Missouri StateThe Master of Applied Second Language Acquisition (MASLA), offered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and the Department of English at Missouri State University, offers you the following MASLA is a flexible degree program that combines training in topics pertinent to second language acquisition theory and practice, including linguistics, research and teaching methods, and materials and assessment design, with advanced discipline-specific coursework focused on the areas of TESOL, Spanish, and French. It is designed for anyone with an interest in teaching one of these languages, including currently certified teachers. MASLA Graduates will be well qualified to teach languages in a variety of settings, both in the United States and abroad.Learning outcomes for the applied second language acquisition program Students will be able to describe in detail grammatical and linguistic features of the language studied. Students will be able to apply principles of second language acquisition to case studies and specific populations. Students will be able to analyze materials and assessments for their applicability to second language acquisition. Students will be able to synthesize linguistic elements and language skills to enable proficiency development. Students will be able to explain the significance of the perspectives and products of the target language as these contribute to the second language acquisition process.Careers and Outcomes A language degree can help you land a career in international business, government service (e.g. Peace Corps, CIA, FBI, Immigration and Naturalization, State Department), publishing, translating and teaching in high schools or colleges. The U.S. government is one of the largest employers of people with foreign language skills. You can also work in banking, sales, travel and tourism, police work and journalism; these industries have a high need for p
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Missouri State University

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Missouri State University is a public university system with students who come from all over Missouri, the nation and the world.
Missouri State University is located in Missouri, United States. It had many former names like the Fourth District Normal School. It is a public institute and was established in 1905. There are 1,214 academic staffing with 1,350 administrative staff hired by the university. There are 26,001 students in total, out of which 20,681 are undergraduates and 3,709 are postgraduates. It is the second-largest campus of the university by enrolment as the official system registration of 26,001 in the fall semester of 2019 of the state.
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West Plains Campus - Missouri State University

128 Garfield Ave., West Plains, MO 65775

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Missouri State University-West Plains is a public, two-year, open admission, separately accredited campus of the Missouri State University System. A full college experience with quality instruction in a relaxed, personal atmosphere is the hallmark of Missouri State-West Plains. Theres a great selection of University housing for students and a wide assortment of student activities, including intercollegiate athletics. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and the A-Plus state scholarship for eligible students. At Missouri State-West Plains, youll find New Beginnings and Endless Possibilities!

Springfield Campus - Missouri State University

901 S. National Ave, Springfield, MO 65897

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The Missouri State University-Springfield campus offers a spectrum of educational programs that respond to regional and statewide needs while striving for national and international excellence. Missouri State is an intellectual and creative resource for the Springfield metropolitan area, contributing to its economic development, social health, and cultural vitality through education, research, and professional outreach.