Welcome to the TESOL homepage! Our program has a strong, long-standing tradition in the field of language teacher preparation. It focuses on providing connections between theory, research, and practice in second language learning and teaching. Using the links on the right side of each page, you can review information about the requirements and procedure for admission, the courses in our program, and the faculty who teach them. We have eight core faculty members covering a broad range of areas of expertise, including quantitative and qualitative research methods, identity and ideology in multilingual settings, implicit and explicit instruction, second-language (L2) psycholinguistics, the role of attention and classroom interaction in language learning, and language proficiency assessment. Several faculty focus on L2 skill areas such as speech perception and learner variables in oral communication, applications of technology in speech perception and production training, gesture, acquisition of grammar, writing, and incidental vocabulary acquisition while reading. These specializations contribute to a diverse curriculum that provides a solid foundation for our graduates' future careers.
National Geographic Learning Symposium, March 19, 2016 at MSU. See flyer for program and registration details.
MSU Linguistics Student Organization: See their Colloquium & Events Schedule 2015-16
American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL): Orlando, April 9-12, 2016
TESOL: Baltimore, April 5-8, 2016
CALICO: Michigan State University, May 10-14, 2016
Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT): University of Calgary, Canada, August 12-13, 2016
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2016-17
Second Language Research Forum: Teachers College, Columbia University, September 22-25, 2016