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Department Chair: Malcolm A. Finney

Department Office: Psychology (PSY) 114

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑5792 / (562) 985‑2593

Website: www.csulb.edu/depts/ling

Faculty: Rebekha J. Abbuhl, Michael J. Fender, Malcolm A. Finney, Nancy Hall, Robert M. Hertz (Emeritus), Alexandra M. Jaffe, Wendy Klein, Lorraine E. Kumpf, Barbara LeMaster, Xiaoping Liang, Carol D. Lord

Advisors:

  • Undergraduate: Nancy Hall
  • Graduate: Rebekha J. Abbuhl

Administrative Coordinator: Phyllis L. Simon

Career Possibilities

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher • Computational Linguist • Bilingual Education Teacher • Intelligence Specialist • Researcher • Teacher • Linguist • Foreign Service Officer • Peace Corps Worker • Librarian • Interpreter • Immigration Officer • Lawyer • Philologist • Writer • Editor • Consultant (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, seewww.careers.csulb.edu.) Various entry-level positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.

Introduction

The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Linguistics, a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the MA with four Options: TESOL, General, Special, and Language and Culture.

Students desiring general information should contact the department office. Advisors are available for individual appointments during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Effective Fall 2015, a new Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will be available.


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