Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
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Welcome to the TESOL homepage! Our program has a strong, long-standing tradition in the field of language teacher preparation. It focuses on providing connections between theory, research, and practice in second language learning and teaching.

Using the links on the right side of each page, you can review information about the requirements and procedure for admission, the courses in our program, and the faculty who teach them. We have eight core faculty members covering a broad range of areas of expertise, including quantitative and qualitative research methods, identity and ideology in multilingual settings, implicit and explicit instruction, second-language (L2) psycholinguistics, the role of attention and classroom interaction in language learning, and language proficiency assessment. Several faculty focus on L2 skill areas such as speech perception and learner variables in oral communication, applications of technology in perception and production training, gesture, and the acquisition of grammar, writing, and vocabulary. These specializations contribute to a diverse curriculum that provides a solid foundation for our graduates' future careers.

Questions about the TESOL Program? Contact Dr. Debra M. Hardison at hardiso2@msu.edu


CeLTA (Center for Language Teaching Advancement)

CeLTA Professional Development Series: Wednesdays 1-2 p.m. Wells B135



SOSLAP (Student Organization of Second Language Acquisition & Pedagogy) Fall 2017 Calendar of Events

MSU Linguistics Colloquium Schedule

CV Workshop: Friday, October 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Wells Hall B243.

Dr. Graeme Porte's Workshop on Replication Research: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3-6 p.m. Wells A222.



MITESOL (Michigan TESOL): October 20 & 21, 2017, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI.

SLRF (Second Language Research Forum): October 12 - 15, 2017, Ohio State University.

MwALT (Midwest Association of Language Testers): October 28, 2017, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics): March 24 - 27, 2018, Chicago; Abstract Submission Deadline August 16, 2017.

TESOL International: March 27 - 30, 2018, Chicago.

PSLLT (Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching): September 6-8, 2018, Iowa State University.