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Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
TESOL
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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, language proficiency assessment, learner corpus research, and World Englishes. 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.

RESOURCES

CeLTA (Center for Language Teaching Advancement)

English Language Center (ELC)

UPCOMING CONFERENCES OF INTEREST IN 2019

PSLLT (Pronunciation in Second Language Learning & Teaching): September 12-14, 2019, Northern Arizona University. Online proposal submission portal will be open until April 15, 2019.

SLRF (Second Language Research Forum): September 19-22, 2019, Michigan State University.

MITESOL (Michigan TESOL): November 1-2, 2019, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids.

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL): March 28-31, 2020, Denver, Colorado.

TESOL Convention: March 31 - April 3, 2020, Denver Colorado.