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Best Online Master's Degrees in Languages 2019

Earning a master’s degree allows students to continue to develop expertise in a subject area. Programs may include a mix of lecture-based classes and in-depth research projects. The length of the program varies based on the field.

What is a Master in Languages? It is an advanced degree in the study of a language. The program can be in the student’s native language or in a foreign language. Some courses offer a specialization on becoming a language teacher while others focus on acquiring fluency in an additional language. Typical course offerings can include grammar, linguistics, literature, culture, history and writing. A course that specializes in teaching also includes courses on lesson planning and student evaluation.

A Master in Languages helps scholars become more culturally sensitive as they immerse themselves in another country’s language. Students in these programs are also likely to build their communication and critical-thinking skills.

Program costs may be a deciding factor when students are considering different options for obtaining a master’s degree in languages. Contacting schools directly is the best way to obtain this information. Fees are likely to fluctuate between programs.

Graduates who earn a Master in Languages have many career opportunities. Those who select a program that focuses on teaching a language could become teachers domestically or abroad. Students who study a language other than their native tongue could work as translators or interpreters. Someone with multiple language abilities could also work as a communication officer with a multinational corporation, intelligence or diplomatic service officer with the government or program manager with an international aid organization.

Students can earn a master’s degree in languages at many institutions around the world. With part-time and online options, in addition to traditional education, interested individuals have many options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Languages

UNIBA Centro Universitario Internacional de Barcelona

With more than 500 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most used native language in the world, ahead of English and only surpassed by Mandarin. According to a ... [+]

PRESENTATION AND OBJECTIVES

With more than 500 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most used native language in the world, ahead of English and only surpassed by Mandarin. According to a study by Professor Manuel Ángel Vázquez Medel, in 2050, Spanish will be the most widespread mother tongue on the planet.

The United States already has 50 million citizens of Hispanic origin, a collective that represents 21% of primary school students. Hence, in secondary schools and universities in this country, 53% of students of foreign languages ​​choose Spanish. These evidences show the increasing projection of Spanish throughout the world and professional opportunities for those who want to teach it to people who do not have it as their mother tongue.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
April 2019
Full-time
18 months
Online
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

The main aim of the Master's Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language is to train students to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages. It provides students with the t ... [+]

The main aim of the Master's Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language is to train students to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages. It provides students with the theory and practical tools they need to teach Spanish as a foreign language at home or abroad. The programme guarantees that students will have a thorough knowledge of Spanish and will be familiar with the most suitable techniques and methods for satisfactory teaching.

The subjects are taught entirely in Spanish, as is the training programme, but this may not be the case of the optional subjects.

In addition to the professional track, the course also offers a research track for those who are interested in pursuing any theoretical or practical aspects of foreign language teaching with a view to taking a doctorate.... [-]

Spain Tarragona
October 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus
Open University Of Cyprus

The purpose of the postgraduate program Greek Language and Literature is to use the tools of modern linguistics and the theory of literature in the study of Greek literat ... [+]

Purpose of the postgraduate program Greek Language and Literature Is the exploitation of the tools of modern linguistics and the theory of literature in the study of Greek literature, with emphasis on the classical period, its evolution over time and its teaching.

The postgraduate program is of interest because:

Interweaves linguistics with literary studies Exploits textual linguistics, sociolinguistics and speech analysis in the study of literature Provides a dynamic interdisciplinary approach combining literary, cultural, sociological / anthropological and linguistic approaches Provides the necessary resources for effective teaching Provides the theoretical tools for interdisciplinary approaches Cultivates complex research skills necessary for postgraduate studies ... [-]
Cyprus Cyprus Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Online
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)

MA in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language - Spanish is now the second language of international communication and the fourth most spoken ... [+]

MA in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language

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In recent times the privileged position that has moved to the Spanish language among world languages ​​and the consequent increase in demand for teaching Spanish have exposed the need to advance, research and training in this area.

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Today Spanish is the second language of international communication and the fourth most spoken in the world (the mother tongue of over 400 million people in over 20 countries). The United States has more than 30 million Spanish speakers in Canada and Spanish is the language with higher growth. Also, the explosive demand for foreign language courses in Spanish that originated early in the 90's and has progressively increased to the present, is another positive factor that denotes the importance of training professionals. ... [-]

Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
Part-time
25 - 30 months
Online
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)

In recent times the privileged position that has moved to the Spanish language among world languages ​​and the consequent increase in demand for teaching ... ... [+]

Master in Training of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language

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In recent times the privileged position that has moved to the Spanish language among world languages ​​and the consequent increase in demand for teaching Spanish have exposed the need to advance, research and training in this area.

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Today Spanish is the second language of international communication and the fourth most spoken in the world (the mother tongue of over 400 million people in over 20 countries). The United States has more than 30 million Spanish speakers in Canada and Spanish is the language with higher growth. Also, the explosive demand for foreign language courses in Spanish that originated early in the 90's and has progressively increased to the present, is another positive factor that denotes the importance of training professionals. ... [-]

Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
Part-time
25 months
Online
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)

With English being the global language it is, the provision of quality training for professional development becomes a must. ... [+]

With English being the global language it is, the provision of quality training for professional development becomes a must. In response to the growing demand in Europe and Latin America, as well as in the rest of the world, for improvement in the quality and effectiveness of English language teaching in both the public and the private sector, a programme in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) has been developed. It is specifically designed for distance learning and has been developed in collaboration with La Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER).

The programme aims to help practicing teachers, or those wishing to become teachers, address in an informed and principled way the issues and professional needs that relate to their own working environment. The type of training is thus developed to encourage the learner’s autonomy without losing sight of elements of constant but flexible interaction, tailored to the specific needs of teachers in professional development.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
Part-time
25 - 30 months
Online
VIU - Universidad Internacional de Valencia

The expansion of Spanish has been accompanied by a growing popularity of its study in recent years. Programs such as Visiting Professors to Impart Spanish as a Foreign La ... [+]

There are Scholarships and Aids options

The expansion of Spanish has been accompanied by a growing popularity of its study in recent years. Programs such as Visiting Professors to Impart Spanish as a Foreign Language or the French Educational Reform have triggered the demand for teachers of Spanish.

Definition of the program

The objective of this master's degree is the integral and multidimensional formation of teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) through an interdisciplinary program, since the future ELE teacher needs to go beyond the training in Spanish Language, General Linguistics or Literature, and requires fundamental knowledge such as Sociolinguistics or ICTs.

What makes this master unique?Curriculum according to the new trends in language teaching (E-Learning 2.0 and 3.0, CLIL and The flipped classroom).CLIL learning method: Integrated Content and Foreign Language Learning.Offer of complementary credits of normative Spanish.Subjects with a practical component very demanded by the students.Practices in ELE teaching centers.Access to the doctorateProfessional outings... [-]
Spain Valencia
April 2019
1 year
Online
Université d'Artois

The Master of Chinese as a Foreign Language/Chinese as a Second Language in the School environment (CLE/CLS) prepares the students for a teaching career in institutional ... [+]

PRESENTATION OF THE CLE MASTER

The Master of Chinese as a Foreign Language/Chinese as a Second Language in the School environment (CLE/CLS) prepares the students for a teaching career in institutional settings (schools, language centers, cultural services, and embassies). Internships represent a valuable reinforcement to the initial training received in the University of Artois.

This training is orientated towards the request of new audiences of learners in Asia, China, and France (companies, administrations, students’ mobility, and migrant population).

A full distant learning Master is available for French or foreign students who:

Pursue professional development, Prepare the “CAPES” or the exam for schoolteachers, Are registered in another formation, ... [-]
France Arras
September 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online