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Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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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.


  • Program Announcements

    January 5, 2015

    Save the Date: AL&TESOL Program's Annual APPLE Lecture Series
    The Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, will be organizing our annual APPLE Lecture Series on Friday, February 6, 2015.

    Our speaker will be Professor James Gee from Arizona State University. Details of his lectures are as follows:
    ** Afternoon colloquium (for current students and faculty of the AL & TESOL Program at TC)
    Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Venue: 408 Zankel
    Topic: "Grammar, Language, and Discourse: A New Situated Approach to Language Teaching"
    ** Evening lecture (open to the public)
    Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (followed by an evening reception)
    Venue: 408 Zankel
    Topic: "Language, the World, and Video Games: Why and How All Learning is Language Learning"

    Pre-Registration for NYS TESOL's Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC) is NOW OPEN!
    Pre-Registration is now open for NYS TESOL's ALWC conference. The conference, co-sponsored with Teachers College's AL&TESOL program, will be held at Teachers College on March 7th, 2015. Pre-registration will be open through February 21, 2015. Click here for more information.

    Application for Fall 2015 Admission is NOW OPEN!

    Application for Fall 2015 admission is now open! Our application deadlines (priority) for the various degrees are approaching. Please click here for more information. Thank you.