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Goals and Competencies

English/American MA Program

Educational Objectives:


Students in the English/American MA Program should:

  1. Have a good understanding of a wide range of English/American literature.
     
  2. Have competency in key issues and concepts in literary theory and criticism.
     
  3. Be proficient in the conventions of scholarship and bibliographic procedures and able to write well and do substantial scholarly and critical work in a specialized field.
     
  4. Understand English/American Studies in the local, i.e. Taiwan/Asia-Pacific, context and develop new comparative, critical or interdisciplinary approaches with an East-West perspective.

Core Competencies:


Students in the English/American MA Program should be able to:

  1. Acquire a good understanding of a wide range of English/American literature.
     
  2. Acquire competency in key issues and concepts in literary theory and criticism.
     
  3. Achieve proficiency in the conventions of scholarship and bibliographic procedures and develop the ability to write well and to do substantial scholarly and critical work in a specialized field.
     
  4. Relate English/American Studies to the local, i.e. Taiwan/Asia-Pacific, context and develop new comparative, critical or interdisciplinary approaches with an East-West perspective.

TEFL MA Program


Program Goals

  1. To consolidate students' theoretical knowledge and practical experience of English language teaching and learning
     
  2. To prepare competent secondary English teachers who are able to function effectively in a given teaching context
     
  3. To cultivate reflective EFL teachers who are committed to continuous professional growth as a teacher
     
  4. To further develop students' analytical ability and critical/independent thinking skills
     
  5. To prepare independent researchers who are capable of conducting scientific inquiries on educational phenomena

Core Competencies


Students completing the MA TEFL program should be able to:

  1. Understand the nature of language, language learning, language teaching, and language assessment;
     
  2. Understand and apply principles and practices that promote language learning, teaching, and assessment;
     
  3. Teach English to a variety of students, especially at the secondary school level;
     
  4. Reflect upon teaching practice and develop professionally;
     
  5. Think analytically, critically, and independently;
     
  6. Conduct research independently about educational phenomena;