Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, TESL, TEFL, ESL)
The MA in Linguistics with an option in TESOL provides both a strong grounding in the basic areas of linguistics and specific courses in TESOL. This combination enables students to better plan, analyze and evaluate student learning in a TESOL setting. Program requirements are summarized in the Catalog.
TESOL specialists may teach English as a second language in the U.S. (TESL / ESL), or teach English as a foreign language (TEFL).
Teaching English Abroad
Our alumni teach English in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and many other countries. In some years, we offer a study-abroad practicum in TESOL, in locations such as China or Vietnam.