Welcome to the TESOL Program at Michigan State University. We have a large and well-established program with seven core faculty members, who have a wide range of research interests. We strive to provide our graduate students with the theoretical foundations and practical experience they need to become professionals in teaching English as a second and foreign language. At the same time, we encourage a critical exploration of the research in the field and provide research opportunities for those students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. in second language studies. Our graduates are employed throughout the United States and the world in positions involving language teaching, teacher training, materials development, program administration, and computer-assisted language learning.
Through the TESOL program, students
acquire a strong foundation in the current theory and practice of the field of language learning and teaching as they prepare to develop their careers.
gain knowledge of and experience in lesson planning and materials development.
The M.A. TESOL program is very pleased to welcome new students from various countries around the world, including China, Indonesia, Korea, Madagascar, Mexico, Niger, and Vietnam in addition to the U.S.
Instructors may consult with SLS graduate student Betsy Lavolette on Tuesday afternoons 1:30-2:30 (spring 2013) in B135 Wells for assistance in using technology in their courses. Please bring your laptop.
New Sounds: International Symposium on Second-language Speech, May 17-19, 2013, Montreal (Concordia University)
Second Language Research Forum 2013, October 31 - November 2, 2013, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.