MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Welcome to the MA in TESOL Program's Homepage

Our MA in TESOL Program prepares you for a wide variety of positions both in the U.S. and abroad.  You may select coursework that prepares you for several career choices, including the following:  English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instruction in the U.S. or in a non-English-speaking setting abroad; K-12, adult education, or post-secondary settings; and research in Applied Linguistics.  The program emphasizes language acquisition processes, teaching methodology, linguistics, language testing, research, discourse analysis, and sociocultural influences on language learning and use. 

We hope you have an outstanding academic experience at Cal State LA. We wish you all the best!

TESOL Program Faculty: Marguerite Ann Snow, Lía D. Kamhi-Stein, & Bahiyyih Hardacre

Our program was featured on the CSU News: 

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Congratulations are in order:

Congratulations to Martha Clayton, a recent MA in TESOL Program graduate, on her hiring as a tenure-track faculty member in the Non-credit ESL Division at the Los Angeles City College. We are very happy for her, and wish her all the best in her career at LACC! 

Our very own Dr. Snow was featured on the U.S. Department of State's English Language Programs [email protected] February issue! Read more about her amazing work with the Tanzania English Language Teachers Association (TELTA) here: (link)

Join our Spring 2021 Information Sessions:

If you are interested in our program and have a few questions for us, you can either email our program coordinator, Dr. Kamhi-Stein <[email protected]> or join us at one of these Zoom Info Sessions: