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Fall 2024 Application Deadlines

Domestic Students: May 31, 2024
International Students: February 15, 2024

If you are an international student, apply early to be admitted early! If you have any questions, contact the MA in TESOL Program Coordinator, Dr. Lía Kamhi-Stein at [email protected]

Upcoming Informational Meeting Times and Zoom Link

February 5th, 1:00-2:00 pm

March 4th, 1:00-2:00 pm

March 14th, 4:00-5:00 pm

April 1st: 1:00-2:00 pm

April 18th, 4:00-5:00 pm

May 9th, 4:00-5:00 pm

May 15th, 4:00-5:00 pm

Contact Dr. Kamhi-Stein if the informational meeting times do not work for you

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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

What Students Have to Say About Our Program


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 

  • 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