Goals and Objectives
The M.A. in TESOL program at La Salle University has been designed to provide students with the theoretical foundation and contemporary research in linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics (second language acquisition), and related fields in order to:
- Understand the nature of second language learning, interpret current research as it applies to language teaching and develop the capacity to apply principles of language teaching in a variety of contexts.
- Have an ability to critically examine one’s own teaching as well as current language teaching materials and practices.
- Think creatively about teaching English as a second language and providing leadership in the field of language teaching.
- Understand and critically assess issues around educational changes, cultural identity, as well as second language acquisition and use in multilingual societies and communities.