Director, Linguistic Studies
323C H.B. Crouse
Core LIN faculty: Tej K. Bhatia, Amanda Brown, Christopher R. Green, Gerald R. Greenberg, Rania Habib, Jaklin Kornfilt, Kenji Oda, Adam Roth Singerman, Maria Emma Ticio Quesada
Select affiliated faculty: Janice Dowell, Kevan Edwards, Stephanie McMillen, Mario Perez, Jonathan Preston, Rob Pusch, Michael Rieppel, Robert Rubinstein, Louise Wilkinson
The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Language Teaching: TESOL/TLOTE is a 12-credit graduate-level program focusing on the teaching of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and the teaching of languages other than English (TLOTE). It prepares individuals for careers teaching languages in a variety of contexts.
- qualifies students for entry-level language teaching positions in English and languages other than English in the USA and for some higher-level language teaching positions overseas. In combination with other advanced degrees, it may provide further academic and professional opportunities.
- prepares students for teaching English to recent immigrant to the US, international business executives in the US and abroad, university students, and children in private schools in the US and elsewhere.
- enables students to teach languages other than English in various contexts.
- helps students who are very early in their career or those who are seeking a mid-career change to a field becoming more competitive as employers increasingly look for candidates with accredited qualifications.
- assists students in later pursuing a further graduate education. For example, all credits are applicable to the completion of an MA in Linguistic Studies with a concentration in Language Teaching, a 30-credit degree program which qualifies students for higher-level language teaching positions and teacher training or managerial positions in the US and abroad.