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From the Director

One of the most fulfilling and life-changing experiences I had was the year I taught English at Beijing Medical College in 1981. English teaching became my career, and language and culture learning my passion. After returning to the States to marry and start a family, I continued to teach English as a second language and completed three degrees, one of which was an M.A. in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University.

What a joy and privilege to be back at APU as a teacher educator, equipping individuals for the cross-cultural ministry of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I am delighted to be part of a quality program tailored to meet the needs of Christian professionals teaching abroad, and to be able to extend a discount to these hard working teachers. We are here to serve and equip you so you can serve and equip others, ministering in and through our teaching.

If God has called you to teach cross-culturally, and you desire to acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed to be more effective as a cross-cultural teacher, come and join us and see what God will do.

In His service and yours,

Mary Shepard Wong, Ph.D.
Director, M.A./TESOL Field-Based Program

“The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”

–C.S. Lewis

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.