Welcome to the TESOL homepage! My name is Debra Hardison and I have been the director of the M.A. TESOL program for six years. We have a strong, long-standing tradition in the field of language teacher preparation. Our program focuses on providing connections between theory and research in the area of second language learning, and practice in teaching. Using the links on the left side of each page, you will be able to 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. This contributes to a diverse curriculum that provides a solid foundation for our graduates' future careers.
Our Program's Mission: We focus on providing students with
Are you an adult speaker of English as a second language? Would like to improve your conversation skills? Mark your calendar for January 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to register for a six-week course called English Partners in Communication.
CeLTA Resources: Student support and professional development
CeLTA Workshops: Fall, 2015
CV Workshop: Friday, September 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Wells B243.
Workshop on Corpus Tools and Research: September 25, 2015, 2-5 p.m., Wells B342
Practice Talks by SLS students for fall conferences: See agenda for details.
MITESOL: Michigan State University, October 9-10, 2015.
Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching: Dallas TX, October 16-17, 2015.
Second Language Research Forum: Georgia State University, October 29-31, 2015.
Talk by Professor Ellen Bialystok: November 2, 2015, Psychology 118, 5:30 p.m., hosted by the Cognitive Science Program. Title: Bilingualism: Consequences for mind and brain.
Symposium: Friday, February 26, 2016. Schedule to be announced.
American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL): Orlando, April 9-12, 2016
TESOL: Baltimore, April 5-8, 2016.
CALICO: Michigan State University, May 10-14, 2016.