The Program in Second Language Studies focuses on the broad field of applied linguistics, uniting research, teaching, and service in addressing the second language learning needs of adult learners in the university and the wider community.
Students and faculty study second language acquisition and discourse analysis, the structure of the English language, language assessment, and pedagogical theory and methodology for teaching English as a second language. Together, they teach English as a second language and provide teacher education opportunities in a variety of programs at the university. Faculty, students, and graduates serve the needs of the wider community, carrying out research projects, providing teacher education, and teaching ESL to adults in community programs in the Metro area.
During the 2012-13 academic year, the acting director of the Second Language Studies Program and the Director of Graduate Studies for the MA in ESL will be Prof. Elaine Tarone; you can contact her at email@example.com or 612 625-8882.
During Spring semester, the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the minor in ESL will be Elaine Tarone; you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612 625-8882.
This program is moving to another College. To apply for admission to the MA program in Second Languages and Cultures go to The University of Minnesota Graduate School and click on "Apply Now" in the left hand column, and then "create account". Click on MA, NOT M.Ed. on Applicant Statement #1, state you are interested in the MA specialization in ESL for higher education. Also submit the materials listed here: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Questions? Contact Elaine Tarone.