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MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Upcoming Informational Meeting Times and Zoom Link

Session 1

Wednesday, October 13th 

3:45 PM

Host: Dr. Hardacre

Session 2

Wednesday, October 20th 

3:45 PM

Host: Dr. Snow

Session 3

Tuesday, October 26th 

3:45 PM

Host: Dr. Kamhi-Stein

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Spring 2022 Applications


Applications for Spring 2022 will close on November 1, 2021.

What we do

TESOL Convention

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

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Program Outcomes

Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • second language acquisition theories
  • ESL/EFL methods and techniques 
  • Current language assessment concepts and practices
  • The integration of technologies in the second language classroom
  • A sociolinguistic perspective, including the relationship between language, culture, gender and identity 

Features and Benefits

  • 4-semester program (not including comprehensive exam) for MA program
  • Late afternoon courses 
  • Exceptional student support
  • Classroom-based projects 
  • Practicum
  • Professional conference presentation opportunities
  • Active TESOL Society student organization 
  • Work on student-run professional journal