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

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Welcome to Applied Linguistics and TESOL

  • Welcome to the 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.

Announcements

  • Program Announcements

    September 24, 2014

    TESOL/AL Roundtable Discussion Part 2
    Come to the TESOL/AL Roundtable's 2nd Research Workshop this Tuesday, September 30th, from 7:00-8:00pm in Russell 305.

    We've talked about research interests, now let's continue the conversation. How do you refine your interest into research questions? Come chat with students excited about language and we can work on this problem together!

    If you want to come prepared, check out this link http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic815867.files/From%20Interest%20to%20Question.pdf

    For additional information about our student organization as well as this event, please see the attachment and visit our Facebook group and website at the links below:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/590182037712936/
    http://tesolalroundtable.weebly.com


    September 24, 2014

    TESOL/AL Roundtable Call for Papers
    TESOL/AL Roundtable is calling for presentations for our first research forum of the year, which will take place on Friday, November 14 from 4 to 6pm. The presentations should be approximately 20 minutes including a Q&A session. This is a great opportunity for those of you who wish to share your recent research in the field and get feedback from fellow students.

    If you're interested in presenting, please submit the topic and abstract of your presentation as well as an estimate of your presentation length to tesol.alroundtable@gmail.com by Tuesday, October 21.

    If you're interested in volunteering, please send us an email at tesol.alroundtable@gmail.com.

    For additional information about our student organization as well as this event, please see the attachment and visit our Facebook group and website at the links below:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/590182037712936/
    http://tesolalroundtable.weebly.com


    September 16, 2014

    TESOL/AL Roundtable Discussion TONIGHT!
    Want to know about what's going on in research in second language teaching and learning these days? Want to share your passion about language, culture, and related fields with people who feel the same way? Come to our first collaborative workshop TONIGHT in Gottesman Library, sponsored by the TESOL/AL Roundtable! We will be talking about some of the research areas that excite us, and the topics that inspire us. Everyone's welcome.

    Tuesday, September 16 (TONIGHT)
    7:00-8:00pm
    Room 306, Russell Hall
    (Third Floor, Gottesman Library)

    Thanks,

    TESOL/AL Roundtable
    tesol.alroundtable@gmail.com


    September 15, 2014

    Last Day to Pre-Register for LANSI
    Dear students and colleagues,

    Just a reminder that this is the last day to pre-register for the 4th Annual LANSI (The Language and Social Interaction Working Group) Meeting, featuring:

    Hugh "Bud" Mehan (University of California, San Diego)
    Classroom Discourse: From Recitation to Reasoning
    and
    Patricia A. Duff (University of British Columbia)
    Socializing Stance through Classroom Discourse and Interaction

    For the complete program and to register, please visit
    http://www.tc.columbia.edu/lansi/index.asp?Id=Conference&Info=Program+4th+Meeting

    We hope to see you in three weeks!

    Sincerely,
    2014 LANSI Co-chairs


    September 12, 2014

    Welcome to the new Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program Website!
    Our new website is officially launched! Take a look around to see some of the new and organized content. If you have any questions, please contact Matty at tesolalofc@tc.columbia.edu


    September 11, 2014

    TESOL/AL Roundtable Discussion TUESDAY 9/16
    Want to know about what's going on in research in second language teaching and learning these days? Want to share your passion about language, culture, and related fields with people who feel the same way? Come to our first collaborative workshop next Tuesday in Gottesman Library, sponsored by the TESOL/AL Roundtable! We will be talking about some of the research areas that excite us, and the topics that inspire us. Everyone's welcome.

    Tuesday, September 16
    7:00-8:00pm
    Room 306, Russell Hall
    (Third Floor, Gottesman Library)


    Also, if you would like to know more about our student organization, please join our new TESOL/AL Facebook group online. This group will help everyone who is interested to learn more about upcoming events and activities.


    September 8, 2014

    Deadline for Early Registration for ECOLT 2014
    Mark your calendars! Early registration for ECOLT 2014 ends on September 10. For more information, check out the website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ecolt2014/index.asp?Id=Registration&Info=Registration

    September 7, 2014

    Deadline for Early Registration Roundtable on Learning-Oriented Assessment
    Mark your calendars! Early registration for the Roundtable on Learning-Oriented Assessment ends on September 10. For more information, check out the website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/tccrisls/

    Pre-registration for LANSI ends 9/15
    Please join us for the 4th Meeting of the Language and Social Interaction Group (LANSI). To view the conference program and to register, please visit: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/lansi/index.asp?Id=Conference&Info=Program+4th+Meeting