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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.

Alumni profiles

Brenna Hall (academic English instructor, UC Irvine)

Debra Donson (LA Superior Court Spanish Interpreter)

Rebekah Green (English Instructor, Eastern International University in Vietnam)