Our Program: Master of Arts in Linguistics (TESOL)
The Department of Linguistics / Masters of Arts in Linguistics, with a specialization in TESOL, has a long history, a student body from across the U.S and the world, and a national reputation.
Hundreds of our graduates have gone around the world to teach English as a second or foreign language. Many choose to stay in the United States, working with international students in university-based intensive ESL programs or with immigrants and refugees in community-based organizations.
Here, some students share their experiences.
By providing cutting-edge instruction on how to teach second languages, we help newcomers to this country and learners in other countries gain access to resources that knowledge of languages can provide. In particular, we are interested in furthering knowledge of language learning and effective language teaching in diverse settings. We do so by pursuing research in Applied Linguistics / Language Pedagogy, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, and General Linguistics. We also offer a modest number of introductory undergraduate classes in Linguistics and Sociolinguistics.