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Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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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Degree Programs

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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Fall 2017 Application Deadlines

Fall 2017 Application Deadlines

Applications for fall 2017 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.



LANSI 2016

Please visit LANSI on Facebook and follow @lansi_tc on Twitter to see photos of LANSI 2016 and meet Humans of LANSI!


SLRF Documentary

SLRF Documentary

View the 2016 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) Documentary here!



Contact Us

Program Director: Vivian Lindhardsen

Box: 66

Teachers College, Columbia University
316 Zankel

Contact Person: Program Secretary: Tamika Bota

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


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