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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.

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

RESOURCES

CeLTA (Center for Language Teaching Advancement)

UPCOMING EVENTS 2017-2018

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

6th Annual National Geographic Learning Symposium: Best Practices in Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Keynote Presenters: Juan Martinez (National Geographic Explorer) and Linda Grant (Lecturer and Author).

CONFERENCES OF INTEREST IN 2018

AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics): March 24 - 27, 2018, Chicago.

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

PSLLT (Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching) held jointly with TSLL (Technology for Second Language Learning): September 6-8, 2018, Iowa State University; Abstract submission deadline April 16, 2018.