CLAC Programs

DLSU-D Program Offerings

The Master of Arts in English as a Second Language program develops among its students the theoretical, philosophical and pedagogical foundations of teaching English as a second language, and the competencies for teachers of English as a Second Language.

Master of Arts in English as a Second Language

The Master of Arts in English as a Second Language program develops among its students the theoretical, philosophical and pedagogical foundations of teaching English as a second language, and the competencies for teachers of English as a Second Language. As such students are expected to be equipped with scholarly knowledge to effectively handle language classes in all levels of the academe, likewise, to become consultants and experts in the discipline.

Basic Courses (12 units)

  • Foundations of English as a Second Language
  • Curriculum Development and Syllabus Design in English Language Teaching
  • Quantitative Research with Statistics
  • Qualitative Research in English as a Second Language

Major Courses (15 units)

  • Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Reading in English as a Second Language
  • Language in Literature
  • Academic Writing
  • Pedagogical English Grammar
  • Phonology and Morphology
  • Discourse Analysis

Cognate Courses (6 units)

  • Language Testing in English Language Teaching
  • Literary Theory in Teaching Literature
  • Preparation of Instructional Materials

Additional Requirements

  • The Life and Philosophy of St. John Baptist De La Salle
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Thesis Writing
  • Original and two photocopies of his/her transcript of records
  • Accomplished application form
  • Two letters of recommendation from previous professors or employers
  • Two copies of 2 x 2 picture
  • An interview with the CLAC GS director and/or CLAC Dean
  • Satisfactory test results in the Graduate Admission Examination
  • The maximum residency for master’s program shall be seven (7) years and nine (9) years for doctorate program including thesis/ dissertation writing (CHED Memorandum Order series of 2007, section 18).
  • A student who fails to complete the program within the given period will have to enroll six (6) units of refresher courses with additional three (3) units for each of the succeeding years unt il the completion of the degree. The refresher courses to be enrolled are the following: Research, Statistics, and major subjects.