Master of Arts in Language and Literature

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The Master of Arts in Language and Literature (MALL) program is designed to provide training in language and literature as intersecting fields of study. It equips its students with theoretical and pedagogic competencies in these areas of knowledge, and provides a forum for critical discussions and studies on linguistic and literary issues. It also engages its students in research projects on various topics related to language, literature, and the wider field of cultural studies.
The MALL program seeks to address the need in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and other neighboring regions for quality education in language and literature in all levels of the educational system.


The MALL program aims to:

  • Effectively apply theories grounded in language and literary theories;
  • Apply current methods, techniques, technologies in language and literature instruction and research; and
  • Participate and contribute to discussions of relevant issues in language and literature. 
The MALL program is particularly suited to teachers of language and literature, school administrators and supervisors, teacher educators, and researchers intending to pursue projects that implicate language and literature. It may also be taken by other college graduates who wish to upgrade and update their linguistic and literary competencies, or to shift to another area of expertise.  

Course Structure

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Program Structure

Core Courses
21 units
Electives Courses  
6 units
Thesis
6 units
Language Requirement 6 units
Total
33 units
   

Core Courses

Course Number
Course Title
   Units   
MLL 201
Theories of Language and
Language Acquisition
3
MLL 202
Teaching Language and Literature
3
MLL 210 Contemporary Literary Theories and Critical Analysis 3
MLL 221 Description and Analysis of A Language
3
MLL 227 Instructional Materials Development  and Writing
3
MLL 230 Cultural Criticism
3
MLL 299 Research in
Language and Literature
3
     

Elective Courses

Course Number
Course Title
   Units   
MLL 203
Teaching Communication Arts
3
MLL 222 Rhetoric
3
MLL 223
Semantics
3
MLL 224 Translation: Theory and Practice
3
MLL 225
World Englishes and New Literatures in English 
3
MLL 226 Discourse Analysis
3
MLL 231 Literature in the Oral Tradition
3
MLL 232 Contemporary Philippine
Literature
3
MLL 233 World Literature
3
MLL 298 Special Topics in Literature and Related Arts
3
     

Study Plan (Full-time Student)

First Year
1st Semester
2nd Semester
MLL 201
MLL 230
MLL 210
MLL 227
MLL 221 MLL 299
Elective 1
Elective 2
Second Year
1st Semester
2nd Semester
MLL 202
MLL 300 (Thesis)
Language
Requirement
Language
Requirement
   

Language Requirement

The student must pass a language proficiency test or earn six units of same-language course in a foreign language other than English, or in a Philippine language other than Filipino, Tagalog, and the student’s first language.

Admission Process

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To qualify for admission, applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in language/literature or related specializations or experience in teaching language/literature;
  • Have Intellectual capacity and aptitude for advanced studies and research;
  • Have a general weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 or higher in their bachelor’s program (Applicants who fail to meet this requirement but have adequate experience in teaching language or literature may be considered for admission); and
  • Pass the MALL admission test and panel interview.

TOEFL or IELTS Requirement for Foreign Students
Proof of English and/or Filipino proficiency shall be required of students whose native language is not English or Filipino, except those who graduated from institutions where the medium of instruction is English or Filipino. For English proficiency, a score of at least 500 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a band score of at least 7 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic module shall be required. For Filipino proficiency, a certification shall be required from a duly authorized unit of the University.

MALL Admission Test
The admission test is an assessment of the applicant’s knowledge of theories in language and literature. It will be in English and Filipino and the student has the option to answer in either of these languages.  

Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Duly accomplished Application Form (UPB-GP Form 1)
  • Official Transcript of Records (OTR) of undergraduate and graduate work, original and one (1) photocopy
  • Accomplished Reference Report form (UPB-GP Form 2) from one (1) employer/immediate supervisor and two (2) teacher references
  • For married women, two (2) photocopies of their Marriage Contract
  • Birth certificate (2 copies)
  • Application and testing fee
  • Two (2) written recommendations from former professors or experts in the field
  • Motivation Letter 

Each application shall be submitted to the University’s Graduate Program Office (GPO) and referred to the MALL Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC) for evaluation. The deserving applicant shall be recommended for admission by the latter to the Dean through channels.

Faculty Profile

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Afable, Maria Rina L.
Ph.D., University of the Philippines, 2011

Ampaguey, Learane K.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2015

Caguicla, Ana Isabel D.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2016

Carvajal, Joseph Andrew A.
M.F.A., Montclair State University, 2016

Cruel, Jevic Anjin F.
M.A., Universitat de Barcelona & 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2017

Fajardo, Christian Ezekiel M.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2016

Florendo, Ma. Rosario Y.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2009

Fong, Jimmy B.
Ph.D., University of the Philippines, 2011

Ilagan, Liza Ann A.
M.A, University of the Philippines, 1995

Jularbal, Iö M.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2015
Lazaga, Junley L.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2012

Manuel-Nolasco, Fara Martia P.
M.F.A., University of the Philippines, 2018

Mendigo, Rosalina A.
Ph.D., University of the Philippines, 2007

Pitlongay, Rachel P.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2017

Queri, Shekinah Dorelle P.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2016

Rabang, Roland Erwin P.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2010

Sta. Maria- Abalos, Cecilia Fe L.
Ph.D., University of the Philippines, 2014

Subido, Grace Celeste T.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2005

Tatcho, Orville B.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2017

Telles, Jason Paolo R.
M.A., University of the Philippines, 2018
Tindaan, Ruth M.
Ph.D., University of London, 2019

Tolentino, Delfin L.
M.A., Ateneo de Manila University, 1980
(Professor Emeritus)

Torres, Anna Christie V.
Ph.D., University of the Philippines, 2008

Wilson, Doris B.
M.A., Universiteit Utrecht, 2018

Contact Information

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MALL Program Coordinator
University of the Philippines Baguio
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City 2600
Telefax. No. +63 (074) 444-8393 
E-mail: mall.upbaguio@up.edu.ph

Download application forms at http://gpo.upb.edu.ph/forms-fees

Submit applications to:
The Graduate Program Office
University of the Philippines Baguio
Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City 2600
Telefax No. +63 (074) 442-2460
E-mail: gpo.upbaguio@up.edu.ph