Why Study Applied Linguistics and TESOL?
The Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (AL/TESOL) program offers students opportunities to develop their teaching skills by learning methods of teaching English language learners, become experts in teaching English as a second language, and take advanced coursework in applied linguistics and second language acquisition in preparation for further graduate study. The AL/TESOL program offers an undergraduate minor, Masters and Doctorate programs, and coursework for ESL Endorsement on a Mississippi teaching license.
- TESOL Minor
- Certificate in TESOL: A one year, 18 hour graduate certificate
- ESL Endorsement + Program Application: A four course program for K-12 teachers for the Mississippi teaching license
- MA in Modern Languages: Emphasis in Applied Linguistics + TESOL
- Ph.D. in Second Language Studies: Emphasis in Applied Linguistics
- List of TESOL courses at the University of Mississippi
Community English as a Second Language (CESL) Program
AL/TESOL students have the opportunity to work in the CESL Program as teachers and administrators. A student association, the CESL Program is jointly sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and the Intensive English Program, and offers weekly classes for family members of international faculty and scholars at the University of Mississippi.
The Applied Linguistics and TESOL faculty at the Department of Modern Languages has expertises in several fields, including Second Language Phonology, Foreign/Second Language Teaching Methodology, Sociophonetics, Classroom and Professional Discourse, Language Teacher Education, Linguistic Anthropology of Education, and Academic Literacy in Second Language Learners. The linguistics faculty is enthusiastic, supportive, and committed to working closely with its students.
M.A. and Ph.D. Students:
Scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships help many students study Linguistics. Modern Languages awards scholarships to students of Linguistics, the College of Liberal Arts awards additional scholarships, and other financial support is available from the Office of Financial Aid.