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Program Name: Department of French and Italian
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Institution: University of Arizona
Address: MLB 549
City: Tucson
Zip/Postal Code: 85721
State/Province: AZ
Country: USA
Contact Person: Beatrice Dupuy, Dr.

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Phone: 520-621-7349
Fax: 520-626-8022
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Ling & Literature
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The Master of Arts in French: Teaching French as a Foreign Language Option serves:

1. Prospective teachers of French seeking positions at colleges and other teaching institutions. Students seeking a concurrent Secondary Teaching Certification are encouraged to identify themselves early and to contact the Graduate Advisor of the M.A. Teaching French as a Foreign Language Option.

2. Graduate students continuing for Ph.D. studies in French or Second Language Acquisition. Students in the M.A. in French: Teaching French as a Foreign Language Option may continue to PhD studies at the University of Arizona through the Interdisciplinary PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). All courses in applied linguistics and pedagogy will transfer to SLAT (up to 24 graduate credits, with approval of the SLAT advisor).

Course of Study: Ten courses (30 credits) at the graduate level are required.

A. Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Pedagogy and Technology: 18 credits
Core: 12 credits
Electives: 6 credits (areas: CALL Technology & Design; Curriculum Theory & Development; French Language and Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition Theory; Second Language Teaching, Methods, Materials & Practice; Teacher & Program Development, Administration & Assessment; Testing & Evaluation

B. French Studies: 9 credits

C. Action/Classroom-based Research: 3 credits
Available Financial Aid: Full and partial funding packages are available to students in the form of student teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and a few competitive College and University fellowships.
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