Language teaching

This program of study offers a blend of theoretical and practical courses, ranging from applied linguistics to ESL methodology and ESL curriculum; in addition, students have the opportunity for supervised teaching experiences each semester.


Central courses include:

  • ESL methods
  • assessment for second language skills
  • sociolinguistics

You’ll have the option of taking computer applications in applied linguistics as an elective.

The MA-TESL teaching track differs from the applied linguistic track by emphasizing ESL methodology and curriculum issues.

In the teaching track, you’ll take three electives, one of which must be a graduate TESL/applied linguistics course.

More information

Please refer to the academic catalog for specific information on courses.

Graduate Student Association of Applied Linguistics