Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Gain proficiencies used in the classroom with the MA in Teaching Foreign Language (TFL).

Demonstrate Knowledge of Language, Learning, and Teaching

  • Articulate your approach to language learning and teaching with explicit reference to sound pedagogical principles

Apply Expertise

  • Select appropriate materials for effective language instruction
  • Plan productive instructional units and lessons to maximize second language learning in all skill areas
  • Assess student learning meaningfully using a range of formative and summative tools
  • Reflect critically on your teaching practice in order to build on their strengths and address areas for improvement

Conduct Research in an Educational Setting

  • Understand processes of inquiry relevant to language education
  • Plan research activities for designing language instruction, assessment, and empirical investigation
  • Execute data collection procedures
  • Analyze data using appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Synthesize and report research findings clearly, convincingly, and creatively for a professional audience