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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, 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Graduate School PREP Workshops for 2016-2017

CeLTA Professional Development Events: Fall Semester, 2016. Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Wells B135.

Linguistics Student Organization Colloquium Series: Fall Semester, 2016. All talks are in Wells B432 at 4:30 p.m.

American Association for Applied Linguistics: Conference in Portland, Oregon, March 18-21, 2017.

TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo: Seattle, Washington. Master's Student Forum, March 21, 2017.

TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo: Seattle, Washington, March 21-24, 2017.