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Welcome to Applied Linguistics & TESOL

Welcome to the Applied Linguistics (AL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. The AL and TESOL program is interested in questions related to the nature of language as a biological, physical, or psychological phenomenon, as well as to questions concerning how language is used by native speakers and language learners as an interactional, social, or cultural phenomenon. The AL and TESOL program is also deeply concerned with how first and second languages are learned, taught, and assessed in a wide range of real-world or laboratory contexts.

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Dr. Payman Vafaee wins 2018 Albert Valdman Award!

Dr. Payman Vafaee wins 2018 Albert Valdman Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Payman Vafaee, who is a recipient of a 2018 Albert Valdman Award for his co-authored paper "Validating grammaticality judgment tests: Evidence from two new psycholinguistic measures." This award is given for an outstanding paper in the previous year's volume of Studies in Second Language Acquisition


Fall 2017 Application Deadlines

Fall 2018 Application Deadlines

Applications for fall 2018 admission are due beginning in January; All M.A. and Ed.M. tracks are due January 15 (priority) or April 15 (final); Ed.D. tracks are due January 2 (priority) or April 2 (final). 

For more information about the application requirements, please click here.


In Our TESOL Classroom

Visit Lecturer Cate Crosby's Class, "TESOL Classroom Practices"

Course 4077 is an introduction to the major language teaching methods and approaches that have been influential in the 20th century. On this day, Dr. Crosby, Lecturer in TESOL, and her class discuss issues of language learning and teaching.

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Program Director: Hansun Waring

Box: 66

Teachers College, Columbia University
316 Zankel

Contact Person: Tamika Bota

Phone: (212) 678-3795    Fax: (212) 678-3428   


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