Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language (Linguistics + TESL) studies an overarching question: How do speakers of different languages learn, use, teach, and assess English as a second language (ESL)? Linguistics + TESL is an interdisciplinary program for students who plan to pursue careers in areas related to English as second and foreign language education. As a Linguistics + TESL major, you'll gain a solid background in both general linguistics and educational linguistics. You'll learn subject knowledge from multiple disciplines that help understand linguistics principles and linguistic developmental trajectories. You'll also receive a practical training in ESL/EFL teaching, assessment, and material development.
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