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English as a Second Language, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Chicopee, MA, United States
English as a Second Language from Elms College is based on the philosophy that proficiency in English is essential to prosper in American society.
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English as a Second Language from Elms College focuses on the philosophy that being proficient in two languages is not only an asset, but also a necessity in today’s global community. 

Graduates with English as a Second Language from Elms College will:

  • Have excellent command of the English language, appropriate for an Elms College graduate.
  • Understand and apply theories of second language acquisition.
  • Know the principles of linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of American English and its many variations.
  • Explain the basic differences between English and other languages.
  • Apply theories and methods of instruction in reading and writing in a second language.
  • Effectively teach academic content to English language learners, combining the four language skills in interactive approaches.
  • Utilize the curriculum frameworks at the appropriate level to plan instruction.
  • Employ sound language assessment procedures.
  • Select, administer, and interpret language assessment instruments.
  • Outline the historical and legal bases for ELL. and bilingual education.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and sensitive to, cross-cultural issues.
  • Possess fluency at an intermediate college level in a language other than English.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission for national students

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing for Educators
  • Developing Language & Literacy 
  • Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics
  • Issues in ESL/Bilingualism
  • Social Studies Methods
  • Inquiry-based Science Methods
  • Methods of Teaching Mathematics
  • Methods of Teaching ESL

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Fill out the Common Application or the Elms Application.
  • Submit your optional application items, such as your essay, letters of recommendation, or test scores (SAT I or ACT).
  • Submit your official high school transcript or GED/HiSet scores. High school transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Submit proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT OR IELTS.
  • Medical documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicopee

  • 1006 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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