Application deadline is March 1st for a September 1st start.
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The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) is a course-based (30 cu of coursework) graduate program designed to enhance the skills of English as a second/foreign/additional language teachers within Canada and from abroad.
The MATESOL program is for students who are interested in enhancing their understanding of ESL/EAL/EFL teaching and learning processes, mechanisms of second language acquisition, English language structures, and in developing their professional skills as ESL/EAL/EFL language teachers.
Students are expected to complete the program within two years of study.
Tuition and funding
Upon admission each student is automatically considered for all forms of available funding, which may include scholarships, teaching fellowships, and various bursaries. The availability of this funding is limited for this program. There are also special programs for international students from China, Mexico and Ecuador.
Course based program
Students in course based programs pay tuition for each class they take. Every class is assigned a number of credit units (usually three) which determines the cost. If a student is not enrolled in any classes for a term, they will need to register in a 'Maintenance of Status' class that is 3 credits to stay in their program.
P.G.D. students do not need to register in the Maintenance of Status course as long as they take a single class every academic year.
|Cost per graduate credit unit||$229.50||$362.61|
|Maintenance of Status course||$688.50||$1087.83|
|Cost per 3 credit unit graduate class||$688.50||$1087.83|
In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.
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Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website. Tuition fees for the 2020-2021 academic year will be determined by the Board of Governors in March 2020.
Master of Arts
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
- a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
- a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study (such as Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Education, English, etc.)
- a minimum of 9 credit units of undergraduate Linguistics courses, such as LING 111.3 , LING 110.3 , or LING 112.3 , or any structural Linguistics course, such as Phonetics, Phonology, Lexicology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Discourse, or their equivalents. Students not satisfying the 9 credit units of Linguistics or equivalent requirement can be accepted on a probational admission basis. These students will be required to complete the requirement within their first year of studies.
Submit an online application
Once you begin an application, choose the following application forms in the system:
- Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
During the application, you'll be asked for:
- Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
- The names and email addresses of your three referees
- Two of your referees must be persons under whom you've studied. The third may be either a person whom you have worked professionally under, or under whom you've studied
- Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended
The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.
At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. Your application will not be processed until payment is received. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment.
If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.
Submitting required documents
Once you’ve completed an online application, you will need to upload the following documents:
Please note that in most cases, you will need to allow one business day after paying your application fee before you are permitted to upload documents.
Preliminary Statement of Marks
- Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
- The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
- All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
- Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
- Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
- Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
- If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.
Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:
- It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
- Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
- Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.
If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.
College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room 116 Thorvaldson Building - 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9
In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following documents:
- A Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a brief written description of previous relevant course work, grades, employment, and relevant training and life experience
- Statement/Letter of Intent: Provide a 2-3 page self-written statement, detailing relevant academic background, prior teaching experience and your teaching philosophy. Also, include why you have chosen the University of Saskatchewan and your expectations of the program.
- Writing Sample: Provide an 8-10 page writing sample, preferably in the form of a paper, that had previously been submitted for a university level course.
Linguistics and Religious Studies
9 Campus Drive - Room 518 Arts
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
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