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


Graduate School Workshops for 2016-2017

CeLTA Professional Development Events: Spring 2017, Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Wells B135.

Linguistics Colloquium Series for Spring 2017.

Second Language Studies Symposium: February 24, 2017, Wells Hall B342

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.