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


Welcome Letter to New TESOL Students for Fall 2016: Important Information and Dates

August Calendar of Events for New Graduate Students

New Student Orientation Meeting: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Wells Hall B243

Library Orientation Meeting for New Students: Monday, August 29, 2016, 3:00 p.m., Main Library


Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT): University of Calgary, Canada, August 12-13, 2016

SLRF Practice Talks: September 9 (1:00 - 2:30 p.m.) and September 16, 2016 (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.) B243 Wells Hall.

Second Language Research Forum: Teachers College, Columbia University, September 22-25, 2016.

MITESOL: University of Michigan at Flint, October 14-15, 2016.

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.