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The department offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in applied linguistics that focuses on post-secondary/adult language learning, teaching, and use. The program integrates the study of second language acquisition theory with practical applications as well as the study of languages use in its social context. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of the program focus on the language acquisition needs of adolescent and adult learners of second or foreign languages. The department offers two concentrations: one in Adult Language Instruction and one in Research.
Students can also receive a Graduate TESOL Certificate during their course of study after completing the required coursework for the graduate certificate program.
Students may obtain additional information about the Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies at the addresses above.
Additional Admission Requirements
In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language have the following requirements:
- A copy of official transcripts from all colleges attended.
- A typed statement of professional and academic goals that is at least two to three pages in length.
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably from academic references.
- For non-native speakers of English, official scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).