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

Department of - Arts and Humanities

Contact Information

(212) 678-3795
(212) 678-3428
Hansun Waring

Program Description

The Applied Linguistics (AL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program provides students with a solid foundation in language so that pedagogical and research questions related to language, language use, second language pedagogy, second language acquisition, second language assessment, and TESOL PK-12 education may be formulated, examined, and resolved. More specifically, the AL and TESOL Program helps students develop strategies, grounded in theory, research, and practice, to teach second and foreign languages, develop curricula, and assess language performance in a wide variety of national and international contexts. Below are detailed descriptions of the degree offerings in the AL and TESOL Program.

The major in Applied Linguistics (AL) provides students with a solid foundation for defining and resolving questions related to the nature of language, how it is used in educational and naturalistic contexts, and how it is taught, learned, and evaluated. The AL major emphasizes study in the following:

  • Acquisitional pragmatics
  • Conversation analysis
  • Cross-cultural pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Foreign language pedagogy
  • Interlanguage analysis
  • Language phonetics/phonology
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Second language acquisition
  • Second language literacy
  • Semantics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntax
  • Technology in applied linguistics

The major in TESOL provides students with a solid foundation in the English language so that pedagogical and research questions related to the teaching, learning, and assessment of English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) may be formulated, examined, and resolved. More specifically, the TESOL program helps students develop strategies, firmly grounded in theory, research, and practice, to teach ESL in the U.S., to teach EFL internationally, or to do research on the teaching, learning, or assessment of English as a second or foreign language. The TESOL concentration emphasizes study in the following areas:

  • Classroom interaction
  • Content area education for ESL students
  • Language teacher education
  • Second language acquisition
  • Second language assessment
  • Second language literacy
  • Second language teaching methodologies
  • Teaching of the language skills
  • Technology in language teaching and learning

Graduates from the Program typically teach ESL or EFL in elementary or secondary schools, in colleges or universities, in language schools or institutes in the United States or abroad, or in businesses or international organizations. Others work for assessment companies such as ETS, publishers, or technology companies that produce ESL/EFL products. Finally, many graduates work as language program administrators or teacher educators in schools, colleges, and universities around the world.

As New York City offers one of the most diverse settings in the world for teaching ESL, the program collaborates with a number of schools in the city to provide students with opportunities to teach or do research in these settings. In addition, the AL and TESOL programs jointly sponsor the Community Language Program (CLP), a program to teach ESL and foreign languages to adults. The CLP serves as an on-site language education lab in which students enrolled in the TESOL program teach the courses, help administer the program, supervise other teachers, and use the CLP as a setting for empirical inquiry. For more information about the CLP, see the website at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/communitylanguage/.

Degree Summary

M.A. - Master of Arts

  • Applied Linguistics (LING)
  • TESOL - Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESL)
  • TESOL with Initial PK-12 Certification (TESL-INIT)

Ed.M. - Master of Education in Applied Linguistics (LING)

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Assessment
  • Language Use

Ed.M. - Master of Education in TESOL (TESL)

Ed.D. - Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics (LING)

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Assessment
  • Language Use

Ed.D. - Doctor of Education in TESOL (TESL)

For a complete listing of degree requirements, please click the "Degrees" tab above

For a complete listing of degree requirements, please continue on to this program's "Degrees" section in this document

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts (36-41 points)

The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Arts degree with three tracks: Applied Linguistics, TESOL General, and TESOL K-12 with Initial Certification. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information.

Students earning the Masters of Arts degree have four types of requirements: general courses, core courses, elective and breadth courses, and an exit project. All course decisions should be made in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. The core, elective, and breadth courses for each track are included below.

General Courses (12 points):

  • A&HL 4085             Pedagogical English grammar (3)
  • A&HL 4087             Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
  • A&HL 4088             Second language assessment (3)
  • A&HL 4101             Phonetics and phonology (3)

Elective and Breadth Courses (15 points; for AL and TESOL General, see below for TESOL PK-12):

  • One course on language use from the following:
    • A&HL 4001             Sociolinguistics and education (3)
    • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4105             Conversation analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4106             Text and textuality (3)
  • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (3-6 points):
    • Chosen with advisor’s approval.
  • Required out-of-program breadth TC courses (6 points total):
    • Chosen with advisor’s approval.

Exit Project:

  • In addition to course requirements, students must complete a master’s project written on a research topic arising from their course-related interests and subject to approval by their advisor. This project is normally completed during the last semester of study.

Students can normally expect to complete the M.A. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in four semesters (i.e., two years).


Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (36 points)

The Applied Linguistics track offers a 36-point Masters of Arts degree for students wishing to pursue research.

General Courses, Elective and Breadth Courses, and Exit Project (24 points; see above)

Core Courses in Applied Linguistics (9 points):

  • A&HL 4077          TESOL classroom practices (3)
  • A&HL 5301             Practicum I: Integrated skills (3)
  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)


Master of Arts in TESOL, General Track (36 points)

The TESOL General track offers a 36-point Master of Arts degree for students wishing to teach in any of a variety of settings except in the New York State public schools. The General Track does not prepare students to obtain New York State K-12 Certification in ESL.

General Courses, Elective and Breadth Courses, and Exit Project (27 points; see above)

Core Courses in TESOL (9 points):

  • A&HL 4077             TESOL classroom practices (3)
  • A&HL 5301             Practicum I: Integrated skills (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • A&HL 6301            Practicum II: Listening (3)
    • A&HL 6302             Practicum II: Speaking (3)
    • A&HL 6303             Practicum II: Reading (3)
    • A&HL 6304             Practicum II: Writing (3)


Master of Arts in TESOL, PK-12 Initial Certification Track (41 points)

The TESOL PK-12 Initial Certification track offers a 41-point Master of Arts degree in TESOL leading toward Initial New York State Teacher Certification. We currently have no Professional Certification program for students who already have Initial Certification or are teaching full-time. Students wishing to teach in a public school in a state other than New York are advised to consult the certification requirements for that state.

Candidates applying for initial certification in New York will be required to take and pass the edTPA. Information about edTPA is incorporated into the TESOL PK-12 Initial Certification curriculum. edTPA is a student-centered multiple measure assessment of teaching. For more information, please visit the edTPA website.

All courses must be passed with a grade of B- or above to count toward Initial New York State Certification.

General Courses and Exit Project (12 points; see above)

Core Courses in TESOL, PK-12 (17 points):

  • A&HL 4076             TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (3)
  • A&HL 4171             TESOL methodologies for 7-12 (3)
  • A&HL 4185             Pedagogical approaches in the content areas for teachers of PK-12 ESL (3)
  • A&HL 4776             Supervised student teaching in TESOL: PK-6 (3)
  • A&HL 4777             Supervised student teaching in TESOL: 7-12 (3)
  • A&HL 5207             Fieldwork in TESOL (1 semester each for PK-6 and 7-12, 1 point each)

Elective and Breadth Courses (12 points; different from above)

  • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (3 points):
    • A&HL 4001             Sociolinguistics (3)
    • A&HL 4005             Semantic systems and the lexicon (3)
    • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4105             Conversation analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4106             Text and textuality (3)
    • A&HL 5011             Tech-based language teaching and materials design (3)
    • A&HL 5087             Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
  • One out-of-program course from each of the following three categories (9 points):
    • Bilingual/bicultural education or Foundations of education and urban education (3)
      • A&HB 4020             Bilingualism and disabilities
      • A&HB 4021             Foundations of bilingual/bicultural education
      • A&HB 4024             Linguistics foundations of bilingual/bicultural education
      • A&HB 4075             Cross-cultural communication and classroom ecology
      • A&HB 4121             Bilingual/bicultural curriculum design
      • A&HH 4076             History of urban education
      • C&T 4078               Curriculum and teaching in urban areas
      • C&T 4501               Teaching and learning in the multicultural classroom
      • EDPS 4022              Sociology of urban education
      • ITSF 4060               Latinos in urban schools
      • Various topics courses in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
    • Elementary and secondary education (3)
      • A&HF 4090             Philosophies of education
      • A&HF 4091             Call to teach
      • A&HW 4036            The teaching of social studies
      • A&HW 5030            Diversity and the social studies curriculum
      • A&HW 5223            Oral history as a multidisciplinary teaching tool
      • C&T 4124               Curriculum development in elementary education
      • C&T 4133               Learning and teaching in the intermediate reading and writing classroom
      • C&T 4141               Literature for older children
      • C&T 4151               Teaching of writing
      • C&T 5037               Literacy, culture, and the teaching of reading
      • HUDK 4022             Developmental psychology: Childhood
      • HUDK 4023             Developmental psychology: Adolescence
      • MSTC 4040             Science in childhood education
      • MSTC 4042             Multicultural science education
      • MSTC 4044             Biology curriculum and methods laboratory
      • MSTC 4046             Chemistry curriculum and methods laboratory
      • MSTC 4140             Lab methods and experiences
      • MSTM 5010             Mathematics in elementary school
      • MSTM 5011             Mathematics in secondary school
    • Teaching students with learning disabilities (3)
      • C&T 4000             Disability, exclusion, and schooling
      • C&T 4001             Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms
      • C&T 4046             Curriculum and instruction in secondary inclusive education
      • C&T 4047             Curriculum development in secondary inclusive education
      • C&T 4301             Formal assessment of exceptional students
      • C&T 5080             Access to full participation in schools
      • HBSE 4001            Teaching students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms


Master of Education (60 points)

The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Master of Education degree with one track in TESOL, PK-12 Education, and three tracks in Applied Linguistics (LING): second language acquisition, second language assessment, and language use. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information. Note that students' major program will be either TESOL or Applied Linguistics; tracks will not appear on student academic records. Students can normally expect to complete the Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics or TESOL in six semesters (i.e., three years).

Students earning the Master of Education degrees have six types of requirements: prerequisites and/or transfer courses, core courses, elective courses, research methods and statistics courses, breadth courses, and an Ed.M. exit project. All course decisions should be made in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. Students across all tracks are required to complete 9 credits of elective courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL as well as an exit project outside of their coursework. Students with an M.A. from Teachers College can use up to 36 credits of their M.A. course work toward their Ed.M. program. Students with an M.A. from other accredited institutions or who completed their M.A. at TC but outside of AL or TESOL can transfer a total of 30 credits (up to 15 additional credits of coursework on topics not listed under Pre-requisite Courses for AL below), subject to the approval of a faculty advisor.

Pre-requisite Courses (15 points; for AL tracks only, see below for TESOL):

  • A&HL 4085             Pedagogical English grammar (3)
  • A&HL 4087             Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
  • A&HL 4088             Second language assessment (3)
  • A&HL 4101             Phonetics and phonology (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • A&HL 4001             Sociolinguistics and education (3)
    • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4105             Conversation analysis (3)
    • A&HL 4106             Text and textuality (3)

Requirements for core courses, research methods and statistics courses, and breadth courses vary from track to track.

 


Master of Education in Applied Linguistics (60 pts; 2nd Lang. Acquisition Track)

The second language acquisition track requires 60 points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. The Ed.M. may serve as continued professional development or as groundwork for future doctoral studies in Applied Linguistics or TESOL.

General Courses, Elective Courses, Transfer Courses, and Exit Project (39 points; see above)

Core Courses in Second Language Acquisition (9 points):

  • A&HL 5008          Interlanguage Analysis  (3)
  • A&HL 5087             Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
  • A&HL 5097             Task-based Language Teaching (3)
  • A&HL 6087             Advanced second language acquisition (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics for Second Language Acquisition (6 points):

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • C&T 5502             Introduction to qualitative research (3)
    • HUDM 4050            Introduction to measurement (3)
    • HUDM 4122            Probability and statistical inference (3)

Required Out-of-Program Breadth TC Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval):

  • BBS 5068             Brain and behavior I (2)
  • BBS 5069             Brain and behavior II (2)
  • HBSK 4074             Development of reading comprehension strategies and study skills (2-3)
  • HBSK 5096             Psychology of memory (2-3)
  • HUDK 4015             Psychology of thinking (2-3)
  • HUDK 4029             Human cognition and learning (2-3)
  • HUDK 4080             Educational psychology (2-3)
  • HUDK 5021             Personality development and socialization in childhood (2-3)
  • HUDK 5023             Cognitive development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5024             Language development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5025             Spatial thinking (2-3)
  • HUDK 5029             Personality development and socialization across the lifespan (2-3)
  • HUDK 5030             Visual explanations (2-3)
  • HUDK 5090             Psychology of language and reading (2-3)
  • MSTU 4133             Cognition and computers (2-3)


Master of Education in Applied Linguistics (60 pts; 2nd Lang. Assessment Track)

The second language assessment track requires 60 points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. The Ed.M. may serve as continued professional development or as groundwork for future doctoral studies in Applied Linguistics or TESOL.

General Courses, Elective Courses, Transfer Courses, and Exit Project (39 points; see above)

Core Courses in Second Language Assessment (9 points):

  • A&HL 5512             Historical perspectives on language testing research (3)
  • A&HL 5519             Instructed second language acquisition and assessment (3)
  • A&HL 6000             Second language test validation (3)
  • A&HL 6040             Classroom-based language assessment (3)
  • A&HL 6060             Generalizability theory for second language testing research (3)
  • A&HL 6089             Second language performance assessment (3)
  • A&HL 6407             Internship in applied linguistics and TESOL: Assessment lab (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics for Second Language Assessment (6 points):

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • HUDM 4050         Introduction to measurement (3)
    • HUDM 4122            Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • HUDM 5122            Applied regression analysis (3)

Required Out-of-Program Breadth TC Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval):

  • HUDK 4029             Human cognition and learning (2-3)
  • HUDK 4035             Technology and human development (2-3)
  • HUDK 4074             Reading comprehension strategies and study skills (2-3)
  • HUDK 4080             Educational psychology (2-3)
  • HUDK 5023             Cognitive development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5024             Language development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5039             Design of intelligent learning environments (2-3)
  • HUDK 5055             Evaluation of institutions, program, and curricula (2-3)
  • HUDM 6051             Psychometric theory I (2-3)
  • HUDM 6122             Multivariate analysis I (2-3)
  • MSTU 4008             Information technology and education (2-3)
  • MSTU 4036             Hypermedia and education (2-3)
  • MSTU 4133             Cognition and computers (2-3)


Master of Education in Applied Linguistics (60 pts; Language Use Track)

The degree requires 60 graduate points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. The Ed.M. may serve as continued professional development or as groundwork for future doctoral studies in Applied Linguistics or TESOL. For the focus on language use, students will complete the following requirements:

Core Courses in Language Use (9 points):

  • A&HL 5020          Interactional sociolinguistics (3)
  • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
  • A&HL 4105             Conversation analysis (3)
  • A&HL 4106             Text and textuality (3)
  • A&HL 5105             Classroom discourse (3)
  • A&HL 6031             Advanced conversation analysis (3)
  • Various topics courses in discourse (3)

Research Methods and Statistics for Language Use (6 points):

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • HUDM 4122            Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • ITSF 5000              Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)
    • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval

Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval):

  • ITSF 5003             Culture and communication (2-3)
  • ITSF 5016             Ethnography of education (2-3)
  • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval


Master of Education in TESOL

The degree requires 60 graduate points beyond the bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 30 points taken under the auspices of Teachers College. The Ed.M. may serve as continued professional development or as groundwork for future doctoral studies in Applied Linguistics or TESOL. For the focus on TESOL PK-12 education, students will complete the following requirements:

Elective Courses, Transfer Courses, and Exit Project (12 points; see above)

General Courses (27 points; differ from above)

  • A&HL 4076             TESOL methodologies for PK-6 (3)
  • A&HL 4085             Pedagogical English grammar (3)
  • A&HL 4087             Introduction to second language acquisition (3)
  • A&HL 4088             Second language assessment (3)
  • A&HL 4101             Phonetics & phonology (3)
  • A&HL 4171             TESOL methodologies for 7-12 (3)
  • A&HL 4185             Pedagogical approaches in the content areas for teachers of PK-12 ESL (3)
  • A&HL 4776             Supervised student teaching in TESOL: PK-6 (3)
  • A&HL 4777             Supervised student teaching in TESOL: 7-12 (3)

Core Courses in TESOL PK-12 Education (9 points):

  • A&HL 4030             Second language literacy development (3)
  • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
  • A&HL 5577             Language teacher education: Supervision (3)
  • A&HL 6207             Advanced fieldwork in AL and TESOL: Research practicum in L2 literacy (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics for TESOL PK-12 Education (6 points):

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • C&T 5502             Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum & teaching (3)
    • HUDM 4050          Introduction to measurement (3)
    • HUDM 4122          Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • ITSF 5000            Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)
    • ITSF 5016            Ethnography of education (3)

Required Out-of-Program Breadth Courses (6 points total, chosen with advisor's approval):

  • Various topical courses in bilingual/bicultural education (2-3)
  • A&HF 4194           Dialogue and difference in the multicultural classroom (2-3)
  • A&HW 5030          Diversity and the social studies curriculum (2-3)
  • BBSN 5070            Neural bases of language and cognitive development (2-3)
  • BBSQ 5044            Speech and language perception and processing (2-3)
  • C&T 4001             Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms (2-3)
  • HUDK 4029            Human cognition and learning (2-3)
  • ITSF 4025             Languages, society, and schools (2-3)
  • MSTC 4007           Urban and multicultural science education (2-3)
  • MSTM 5010          Mathematics in the elementary school (2-3)
  • MSTU 4008           Information technology and education (2-3)
  • ORLJ 5046            Intercultural communications in organizational contexts (2-3)


Doctor of Education (90 points)

The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program offers a Doctor of Education degree with one track in TESOL, PK-12 education, and three tracks in Applied Linguistics (LING): second language acquisition, second language assessment, and language use. Please see the track descriptions below for detailed curriculum information. Note that students' major program will be either TESOL or Applied Linguistics; tracks will not appear on student academic records.

Students who did not receive their M.A. or Ed.M. from Teachers College will be expected to have completed all the required courses or their equivalent from the Ed.M. program.

Doctoral students have four types of requirements: concentration requirements, elective and breadth course requirements, research methods and statistics requirements, and doctoral candidacy requirements. All course decisions should be made in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. The concentration, elective and breadth course, and research methods and statistics requirements for each track are included below.

Transfer Courses (45 or 60 points):

  • Students with an M.A. or Ed.M. from Teachers College can use up to 60 prior TC credits toward their Ed.D. program. Students from other institutions may request to transfer up to 45 points from previous graduate study at an accredited institution. All points transferred must be from coursework relevant to the degree program enrolled in and any transfer of points must meet the approval of the student's faculty advisor.

Candidacy Requirements (15 points; courses may be retaken):

  • A&HL 5507            Research paper in applied linguistics (3)
  • A&HL 6507            Doctoral seminar in applied linguistics (3)
  • A&HL 7507            Dissertation seminar in applied linguistics (3)
  • A&HL 8907            Dissertation advisement TESOL and applied linguistics (0)

When doctoral students reach approximately 45 points in the program and have been at Teachers College for at least one year, they are required to register for and attend a doctoral seminar every semester.

Doctoral preparation involves three successive stages:

  1. Competence in qualitative and quantitative research literature and methods
  2. Identification of a dissertation topic
  3. Presentation of a prospectus

Doctoral students are required to demonstrate research preparedness in a substantive area by passing the research paper at the 5500 level, the certification exams at the 6500 level, and the certification paper at the 7500 level.


Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics (90 pts; 2nd Lang. Acquisition Track)

The second language acquisition track requires a minimum of 90 points beyond the bachelor's degree. 

Concentration Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (6-9 points):

  • A&HL 5008             Interlanguage analysis (3)
  • A&HL 5087           Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
  • A&HL 5097          Task-based Language Teaching (3)
  • A&HL 6087          Advanced second language acquisition (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (15 points):

To ensure that students have the skills to do scholarly research in an area of concentration, they are required to take a minimum of 15 points in research methods, statistics, and measurement. Depending on the type of dissertation, they may be asked to take additional courses in linguistic analysis, qualitative methods, or quantitative methods.

  • A&HL 5575              Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • Four courses from the following:
    • A&HL 6000              Second language test validation (3)
    • A&HL 6060              Generalizability theory for second language testing (3)
    • A&HL 6089              Second language performance assessment (3)
    • C&T 5502              Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum and teaching (3)
    • HUDM 4050            Introduction to measurement (3)
    • HUDM 4122            Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • HUDM 5122            Applied regression analysis (3)
    • HUDM 5123            Linear models and experimental design (3)
    • ITSF 4092              Qualitative research and evaluation in international education (3)
    • ITSF 5000              Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)
    • ITSF 5001              Ethnography and participant observation: Structural and interpretive analysis (3)
    • ITSF 5002              Ethnography and participant observation: Comparative and qualitative analysis (3)
    • ORLJ 4009              Understanding behavioral research (3)

Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (15 points):

  • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (9 points):
    • Chosen with advisor's approval
  • Required out-of-program breadth courses (6 points; 3 TC courses of at least 2 points each):
    • BBS 5068             Brain and behavior I (2)
    • BBS 5069             Brain and behavior II (2)
    • HBSK 4074             Development of reading comprehension strategies and study skills (2-3)
    • HBSK 5096             Psychology of memory (2-3)
    • HUDK 4015             Psychology of thinking (2-3)
    • HUDK 4029             Human cognition and learning (2-3)
    • HUDK 4035             Technology and human development (2-3)
    • HUDK 4080             Educational psychology (2-3)
    • HUDK 5021             Personality development and socialization in childhood (2-3)
    • HUDK 5023             Cognitive development (2-3)
    • HUDK 5024             Language development (2-3)
    • HUDK 5025             Spatial thinking (2-3)
    • HUDK 5029             Personality development and socialization across the lifespan (2-3)
    • HUDK 5030             Visual explanations (2-3)
    • HUDK 5039             Design of intelligent learning environments (2-3)
    • HUDK 5090             Psychology of language and reading (2-3)
    • MSTU 4133             Cognition and computers (2-3)

Transfer Courses (45 points; see above)

Candidacy Requirements (15 points; see above)


Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics (90 pts; 2nd Lang. Assessment Track)

The second language assessment track requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree.

Concentration Requirements for Second Language Assessment (6-9 points):

  • A&HL 5512             Historical perspectives on language testing research (3)
  • A&HL 5519             Instructed second language acquisition and assessment (3)
  • A&HL 6000             Second language test validation (3)
  • A&HL 6040             Classroom-based language assessment (3)
  • A&HL 6060             Generalizability theory for second language testing (3)
  • A&HL 6089             Second language performance assessment (3)
  • A&HL 6407             Internship in applied linguistics and TESOL: Assessment lab (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics Requirements for Second Language Assessment (15 points):

To ensure that students have the skills to do scholarly research in an area of concentration, they are required to take a minimum of 15 points in research methods, statistics, and measurement. Depending on the type of dissertation, they may be asked to take additional courses in linguistic analysis, qualitative methods, or quantitative methods.

  • A&HL 5575               Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • HUDM 4050              Introduction to measurement (3)
  • HUDM 4122              Probability and statistical interference (3)
  • HUDM 5122              Applied regression analysis (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • C&T 5502       Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum and teaching (3)
    • HUDM 5123    Linear models and experimental design (3)
    • HUDM 5124    Multidimensional scaling and clustering (3)
    • HUDM 6030    Multilevel and longitudinal data analysis (3)
    • HUDM 6051    Psychometric theory I (3)
    • HUDM 6052    Psychometric theory II (3)
    • HUDM 6055    Latent structure analysis (3)
    • HUDM 6122    Multivariate analysis I (3)
    • HUDM 6123    Multivariate analysis II (3)
    • ORLJ 4009      Understanding behavioral research (3)

Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Second Language Assessment (12-15 points):

  • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (9 points):
    • Chosen with advisor's approval
  • Required out-of-program breadth courses, including the courses below or those in the Research Methods and Statistics section above (6 points3 TC courses of at least 2 points each):
    • HUDK 4029     Human cognition and learning (2-3)
    • HUDK 4035     Technology and human development (2-3)
    • HUDK 4074     Reading comprehension strategies and study skills (2-3)
    • HUDK 4080     Educational psychology (2-3)
    • HUDK 5023     Cognitive development (2-3)
    • HUDK 5024     Language development (2-3)
    • HUDK 5039     Design of intelligent learning environments (2-3)
    • MSTU 4008     Information technology and education (2-3)
    • MSTU 4036     Hypermedia and education (2-3)
    • MSTU 4133     Cognition and computers (2-3)

Transfer Courses (45 points; see above)

Candidacy Requirements (15 points; see above)


Doctor of Education in Applied Linguistics (90 pts; Language Use Track)

The language use track requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree.

Concentration Requirements for Language Use (9 points):

  • A&HL 4020             Interactional sociolinguistics (3)
  • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
  • A&HL 4105             Conversation analysis (3)
  • A&HL 4106             Text and textuality (3)
  • A&HL 5105             Classroom discourse (3)
  • A&HL 6031             Advanced conversation analysis (3)
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics Requirements for Language Use (6 points minimum):

To ensure that students have the skills to do scholarly research in an area of concentration, they are required to take a minimum of 6 points in research methods, statistics, and measurement. Depending on the type of dissertation, they may be asked to take additional courses in linguistic analysis, qualitative methods, or quantitative methods.

  • A&HL 5575              Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • One course from the following:
    • HUDM 4122   Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • ITSF 5000      Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)
    • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval

Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Language Use (15 points):

  • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (9 points):
    • Chosen with advisor's approval
  • Required out-of-program breadth courses (6 points; 3 TC courses of at least 2 points each):
    • ITSF 5003      Culture and communication (2-3)
    • ITSF 5016      Ethnography of education (2-3)
    • Additional courses chosen with advisor's approval

Transfer Courses (45 points; see above)

Candidacy Requirements (15 points; see above)


Doctor of Education in TESOL (90 points; PK-12 education track)

The TESOL PK-12 education track requires a minimum of 90 graduate points beyond the bachelor's degree. 

Concentration Requirements for TESOL PK-12 Education (9-15 points):

  • A&HL 4030             Second language literacy development (3)
  • A&HL 4104             Discourse analysis (3)
  • A&HL 5577             Language teacher education: Supervision (3)
  • A&HL 6207             Advanced fieldwork in AL and TESOL
  • Various topics courses (3)

Research Methods and Statistics Requirements for TESOL PK-12 Education (15 points; chosen with advisor's approval):

To ensure that students have the skills to do scholarly research in an area of concentration, they are required to take a minimum of 6 points in research methods, statistics, and measurement. Depending on the type of dissertation, they may be asked to take additional courses in linguistic analysis, qualitative methods, or quantitative methods.

  • A&HL 5575             Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL (3)
  • Four courses from the following:
    • C&T 5502             Introduction to qualitative research in curriculum & teaching (3)
    • HUDM 4050          Introduction to measurement (3)
    • HUDM 4122          Probability and statistical inference (3)
    • ITSF 5000            Methods of inquiry: Ethnography and participant observation (3)
    • ITSF 5016            Ethnography of education (3)

Elective and Breadth Course Requirements for Second Language Acquisition (15 points):

  • Elective courses or workshops in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (9 points):
    • A&HL 4105             Conversation analysis (3)
    • A&HL 5008             Interlanguage analysis (3)
    • A&HL 5011             Technology-based language teaching and materials design (3)
    • A&HL 5087             Second language acquisition in the classroom (3)
    • A&HL 5105             Classroom discourse (3)
    • A&HL 6040             Classroom-based language assessment (3)
  • Required out-of-program breadth courses (6 points; 3 TC courses of at least 2 points each):
    • Various topical courses in bilingual/bicultural education (2-3)
    • A&HE 4150             Teaching literacies in secondary maths, science, and the humanities (2-3)
    • A&HF 4194             Dialogue and difference in the multicultural classroom (2-3)
    • A&HW 5030             Diversity and the social studies curriculum (2-3)
    • BBSN 5070             Neural bases of language and cognitive development (2-3)
    • BBSQ 5044             Speech and language perception and processing (2-3)
    • C&T 4001             Differentiating instruction in inclusive classrooms (2-3)
    • HUDK 4029             Human cognition and learning (2-3)
    • ITSF 4025             Languages, society, and schools (2-3)
    • MSTC 4007             Urban and multicultural science education (2-3)
    • MSTM 5010             Mathematics in the elementary school (2-3)
    • MSTU 4008             Information technology and education (2-3)
    • ORLJ 5046             Intercultural communications in organizational contexts (2-3)

Transfer Courses (45 points; see above)

Candidacy Requirements (15 points; see above)


Application Information

For all applicants:

Applications for all degree programs, with the exception of the Teaching Residents Program (TR@TC2), are accepted for the Fall application deadlines as advertised by the College. 

All non-native speakers of English and applicants who did not consecutively complete middle school, high school, and undergraduate education in English-medium schools in an English-speaking country must submit one of the following:

  • a total minimum score of 102 on the TOEFL iBT exam with a minimum score of 26 on the speaking and writing sections and a minimum of 25 on the reading and listening sections or
  • a score of 7.0 or better on the Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Students are expected to write and speak in a way that is appropriate to their professional and academic responsibilities. Students having difficulty in achieving these standards will be required to take additional coursework or seek help from the TC Writing Center. Expired scores will not be accepted.

For M.A. applicants (PK-12 Track only)

All applicants to the K-12 Initial Certifcation M.A. program must submit a GRE score.

For Ed.M. and Ed.D. applicants:

An academic writing sample is required for all Ed.M. and Ed.D. applications.

Ed.M. and Ed.D. applicants must have an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or a related field.

Ed.M. applicants may request to transfer up to 30 points into the Applied Linguistics or TESOL Program from previous graduate study at an accredited institution. Ed.D. students may request to transfer up to 45 points from previous graduate study at an accredited institution. Applicants who have already earned an M.A. from Teachers College may request to transfer a maximum of 15 points in related areas from an outside institution. All transfer of points must be relevant to the degree program enrolled in and must meet the approval of a faculty advisor.

For TESOL Teaching Residents (TR@TC2) applicants:

An additional MA program leading to TESOL PK-12 New York State Initial Certification is offered through the Teaching Residents at Teachers College program www.tc.edu/teachingresidents

This degree option is restricted to students who do not have previous teaching certification in any area, including TESOL, and who have been admitted to the Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC2) program. This is a separate application process from the regular MA TESOL application.

Students in this program complete the core TESOL requirements as well as the out-of-program requirements specific to the Teacher Residency program, which focus on middle and high school teaching. Teacher Residents are required to take intensive summer courses, participate in an ongoing integrating seminar, and engage in a full school year teaching residency in a high-need New York City middle or high school. Upon completion of this program, Teacher Residents are required to teach in a high need New York City school for three additional years. Please refer to the Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC2) for more information and application deadlines. 

Financial Aid

College-wide financial assistance, including Teachers College general scholarships, Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program scholarships, minority groups scholarships, low-interest loans, work-study opportunities, and a tuition deferment plan, is available. Call (212) 678-3714 for more information or access the Financial Aid homepage.

Each year the program selects outstanding students from the incoming class to receive merit-based scholarships. If you wish to be considered for a merit scholarship, you must complete the TC Scholarship Application through the Online Application System by the Priority Deadline.

For further funding, you may fill out the FAFSA (US citizens only) or seek other federal funding opportunities through http://studentaid.ed.gov.

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For up to date information about course offerings including faculty information, please visit the online course schedule.

Course List

A&HL 4000 Introduction to linguistics

Survey of cognitive and social approaches to the study of language, language acquisition, language systems, 20th century movements in linguistics, language varieties and attitudes, forms and functions of language in the classroom. For non-majors only.

A&HL 4001 Sociolinguistics and education

This course looks at language variation based on social class, race, ethnicity, age, and gender; cross-cultural pragmatics, interactional sociolinguistics, code-switching, language planning, and World Englishes. Pedagogical implications. 

A&HL 4005 Semantic systems and the lexicon

A comparative examination of lexical semantic systems of English and other languages, with particular reference to the teaching and learning of vocabulary.

A&HL 4030 Second language literacy development

Provides an introduction to the theory, research, and instructional practices relevant to reading and writing development for second-language learners.

A&HL 4076 TESOL methodologies for K-6

Teaching ESL to elementary students focusing on early literacy development and content instruction. 

A&HL 4077 TESOL classroom practices

Introduction to the major language teaching methods and approaches that have been influential in the 20th century. 

A&HL 4085 Pedagogical English grammar

A systematic, in-depth examination of English grammar with particular reference to the teaching and learning of grammar. 

A&HL 4086 Language classroom observation

Introduction to the systematic observation of teaching in diverse contexts. 

A&HL 4087 Introduction to second language acquisition

Prerequisite: A&HL 4085; A&HL 4101. An introduction to the field of second language acquisition with a focus on the mechanisms driving, and factors influencing, second language learning. 

A&HL 4088 Second language assessment

Prerequisite: A&HL 4087 or permission of instructor. Priority given to M.A. Applied Linguistics/TESOL students in their last semester. Introduction to language assessment practices including test design, construction, scoring, analysis and reporting; introduction to measurement concepts and basic statistics; and use of SPSS. 

A&HL 4089 Teaching writing to ESL students

An introduction to the theory and practice of teaching second language writing to multilingual, multicultural writers in a wide range of educational contexts.

A&HL 4101 Phonetics and phonology
An examination of the sound and orthographic systems of English, with reference to other languages and problems of learning and teaching English.
A&HL 4104 Discourse analysis

Introduction to spoken and written discourse analysis with an overview of various approaches. Development of transcription skills with application of teaching and research.

A&HL 4105 Conversation analysis

This course offers a general introduction to conversation analysis (CA) by considering CA's methodological principles and analytical concepts along with its wealth of classic findings on spoken interaction. Through an in-depth look into exemplary studies as well as a series of data sessions, the course also provides basic training in conducting CA analysis. 

A&HL 4106 Text and textuality

Permission of instructor required or Prerequisite: A&HL 4085. Explores various viewpoints on the production and comprehension of connected discourse, both written and oral, with reference to cohesive devices, rhetorical structures, and the general pragmatics of communication, with attention to pedagogical applications. 

A&HL 4162 Specialized TESOL methodology: Cooperative learning ESL classroom

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4164 TESOL methodologies: Language for specific purposes

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4165 TESOL methodologies: English for academic purposes

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4166 TESOL methodologies: Computer-assisted language learning

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4167 TESOL methodologies: Media-assisted language learning

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4168 TESOL methodologies: Culture and second language teaching

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4169 TESOL methodologies: Literature in the ESOL class

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4171 TESOL methodologies for 7-12

Teaching ESL to secondary students, focusing on content area ESL and second language literacy. 

A&HL 4172 TESOL methodologies: Teaching EFL to children

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4173 TESOL methodologies: Task-based and functional approaches to language learning

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4174 TESOL methodologies: Teaching second language grammar

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4175 TESOL methodologies: Facilitating autonomy in language learning

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4176 TESOL methodologies: Teaching listening

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4177 TESOL methodologies: Teaching speaking

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4178 TESOL methodologies: Teaching reading

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4179 TESOL methodologies: Teaching writing

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4180 TESOL methodologies: Trends in TESOL metholodogies

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&HL 4181 Specialized TESOL methodology: Integrated skills

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends.

A&HL 4185 Pedagogical approaches in the content areas for teachers of K-12 ESL

This course examines subject matter education for ESL students in K-12 setting. Students investigate best practices within the mainstream setting with a view to helping ESL students gain access to core subject matter knowledge.

A&HL 4301 Specialized TESOL practicum: Novice practicum

Faculty.

A&HL 4500 Advanced English language study

Developmental ESL for non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their academic writing and speaking skills; emphasis on writing research papers or giving oral presentations in graduate seminars or other professional venues. Topics and emphasis change each term. Course may be taken more than once. Limit 1 point for TESOL and Applied Linguistics students, and point does not count toward degree; out of program students may take it for 2 points.

A&HL 4776 Supervised student teaching in TESOL: K-6

Permission of instructor required.  A supervised teaching experience for M.A. students who work toward a New York State teaching certificate in TESOL PK-6 (Preschool to 12th grade).

A&HL 4777 Supervised student teaching in TESOL: 7-12

Permission of instructor required. A supervised teaching experience for M.A. students who work toward a New York State teaching certificate in TESOL PK-12 (Preschool to 12th grade).

A&HL 4817 Experiences in learning another language: Silent way

A series of workshops designed to provide language teachers with an opportunity to learn a foreign language through a brief immersion experience so that they can reflect upon the experience from a learner's perspective. Methods vary from term to term. These workshops may be taken more than once pending advisor's approval. 

A&HL 4818 Experiences in learning another language: Counseling-learning

A series of workshops designed to provide language teachers with an opportunity to learn a foreign language through a brief immersion experience so that they can reflect upon the experience from a learner's perspective. Methods vary from term to term. These workshops may be taken more than once pending advisor's approval. 

A&HL 4819 Experiences in learning another language: Trends

A series of workshops designed to provide language teachers with an opportunity to learn a foreign language through a brief immersion experience so that they can reflect upon the experience from a learner's perspective. Methods vary from term to term. These workshops may be taken more than once pending advisor's approval. 

A&HL 4862 Specialized TESOL materials: Cooperative learning

Not all workshops are offered each term or year. Selections are offered according to student interest and staff availability. Workshops usually meet over 1 or 2 weekends. 

A&L 4890 Professional concerns of ESOL

Faculty.

A&HL 4907 Research and independent study: Applied linguistics
Permission of instructor required. Research under the direction of a faculty member. Students work individually or with others. Course may be taken more than once.
A&HL 4997 TESOL/AL MA Project Writing

The purpose of the course is to support Applied Linguistics and TESOL General Track students in the process of developing their MA project. This course will provide structured support for students who would like to know more about academic writing in the context of their MA projects.

A&HL 5008 Interlanguage analysis

This course investigates processes underlying second language development/non-development. Guided by the instructor, students will examine empirical SLA studies and be introduced to ways of conducting interlanguage analysis. 

A&HL 5011 Technology-based language teaching and material design

Focuses on how social media and Internet-mediated communication are used in language teaching. Main emphasis is placed on fostering intercultural learning and multiliteracies in hybrid or blended instruction formats.  

A&HL 5020 Interactional Sociolinguistics

This course offers a general introduction to Interactional Sociolinguistics (IS) as an approach to discourse analysis. Aside from introducing classical concepts as well as their applications, major analytical themes such as conversation style, cross-cultural communications, gender and discourse, and discourse and identity will be explored through critical reading analyses of a series of relevant empirical studies.

A&HL 5085 Advanced syntax

Permission of instructor required or Prerequisite: A&HL 4085. Survey of generative syntax.

A&HL 5087 SLA in the classroom

Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. This course provides an interface between second language acquisition (SLA) theories and classroom practices through: (a) exploring the practical implications of SLA research for second language teaching and (b) offering an arena for critical reflections on past and current teaching practices.

A&HL 6097 Task-Based Language Learning

Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. This course introduces task-based language teaching (TBLT). Students learn about its theoretical basis, major variables associated with the design, sequence, and evaluation of tasks, ways of implementing TBLT in the second or foreign language classroom, and ways of assessing task-based learning. Opportunities are also available for students to learn to create TBLT materials, conduct TBLT in the classroom, and investigate its efficacy.

A&HL 5105 Classroom discourse

This course offers a general introduction to the study of classroom discourse. Through critical reading analyses of a body of classic and current work, students will become familiar with how systematic analyses of classroom interaction are conducted in a variety of classroom contexts. The goal is to cultivate an appreciation for the major findings in the study of classroom discourse and to develop an ability to perform disciplined analyses of such interaction. 

A&HL 5207 Fieldwork in TESOL

Required field observation for students in the PK-12 certification track. Course may be taken more than once. 

A&HL 5301 Practicum I : Integrated Skills

Prerequisite: A&HL 4077, A&HL 4085, and A&HL 4101. Helps student teachers refine their understanding of, and skills in, implementing and reflecting on their English language teaching. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). 

A&HL 5360 Specialized practica for ESL teachers

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5366 Specialized practicum for ESOL teachers: Language learning with computers

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5367 Specialized practicum for ESOL teachers: Media

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5368 Culture and second language teaching

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5369 Specialized practicum for ESOL teachers: Literature in ESOL classes

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5371 Specialized practicum for ESOL teachers: Language through content

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5374 Specialized practicum for ESOL teachers: Grammar

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5375 Specialized practicum for ESOL teachers: Facilitating autonomy

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5380 Specialized practicum for ESOL teachers: In-service I

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5383 Specialized practicum for ESOL teachers: In-service II

Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TC's Community Language Program (CLP). 

A&HL 5507 Research paper: TESOL/Applied linguistics

Research paper in TESOL/Applied linguistics. 

A&HL 5512 Historical perspectives on language testing research

Permission of instructor required. This course examines the major issues and debates in language testing research since the 1960s. It explores controversies related to the nature of language ability, test authenticity, test score generalizability, performance assessment, and test validation. It also involves discussion of problems and future directions of language testing. 

A&HL 5519 Instructed second language acquisition and assessment

Permission of instructor required. Examines how teaching, learning and assessment of grammar have been conceptualized, researched and explained in recent decades. Explores differing conceptualizations of language ability as a basis for teaching grammar under different conditions and as a basis for measuring and explaining grammatical acquisition. 

A&HL 5575 Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL

Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods with discussion of major research paradigms (experimental, ethnographic, introspective, questionnaire, etc.) and critical review of professional literature in applied linguistics and TESOL. 

A&HL 5577 Language teacher education: Supervision

Introduces models of language teacher supervision with required field hours.

A&HL 6031 Advanced conversation analysis

This course is designed to help students pursue further interests in CA as a methodology as well as its vast body of findings on language and social interaction. Aside from considering the various methodological issues related to CA, three main themes will be explored: (1) turn-taking and sequencing beyond the basics; (2) tacit practices in interaction (gesture, prosody, and discourse markers in interaction; cf. contextualization cues); (3) membership categorization device (MCD). The class will be conducted in a format that combines lectures, critical readings analyses, and data sessions.

A&HL 6040 Classroom-based language assessment

This course explores the major issues and debates that have ensued both in the field of second and foreign language classroom-based assessment and in mainstream classroom assessment. Focus will be placed on classroom-based language assessment research and practice in the context of processing.

A&HL 6060 Generalizability theory for second language assessment research

This course introduces students to an overview of generalizability (G) theory and its application in the context of second language (L2) assessment. The goals of this course are to provide the theoretical basis for G-theory in order for students to become well-informed consumers of research in this area and to provide students with the tools necessary to design empirical studies using G-theory analyses in L2 assessment contexts. 

A&HL 6087 Advanced second language acquisition

Prerequisite: A&HL 4087. Examines theoretical and empirical issues in SLA research. Reading and discussion of selected state-of-the-art articles that address, critically and substantively, topics that are of fundamental interest to SLA researchers.

A&HL 6089 Second language performance assessment

This course focuses on the application of Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (MFRM) to the examination of questions in applied linguistics related to second language (L2) performance assessment. In addition to examining how performance assessments have been conceptualized and investigated in applied linguistics research, students will have multiple opportunities to perform analyses of L2 performance data using MFRM. Students will learn to use Winsteps and Facets for these analyses. 

A&HL 6207 Advanced fieldwork in applied linguistics and TESOL

Permission of instructor required. Opportunity for qualified students, individually or in small groups, to develop and pursue projects, in consultation with an advisor, in schools, communities, and other field settings. Course may be taken more than once. 

A&HL 6301 Practicum II: Listening

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching listening within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). Special fee: $15. 

 

A&HL 6302 Practicum II: Speaking

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching speaking within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). 

A&HL 6303 Practicum II: Reading

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching reading within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP).

A&HL 6304 Practicum II: Writing

Helps students develop and practice their skills in teaching writing within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). 

A&HL 6407 Internship in applied linguistics and TESOL

Faculty.

A&HL 6507 Doctoral seminar in applied linguistics and TESOL

Doctoral preparation.

A&HL 6586 Seminar in observation

Faculty.

A&HL 6587 Seminar in second language acquisition: Acquisitional and cross-cultural pragmatics

Pre-requisite: A&HL 4104 or permission of instructor. Research on acquisitional and cross-cultural pragmatics. 

A&HL 7507 Dissertation seminar in applied linguistics and TESOL

Dissertation proposal.

A&HL 8907 Dissertation advisement in applied linguistics and TESOL

This course supports doctoral students in Applied Linguistics or TESOL who are in the process of writing their dissertation.