GRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:
Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language and Linguistics
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language/Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Root Hall A-145
Web site: http://www.indstate.edu/lll
Department Chairperson: Dr. N. Ann Rider
Yousif, Keri, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Professor of French
Calvin, Lisa, Ph.D., Indiana University
Associate Professor of Spanish and Language Pedagogy
Specializations: Spanish, Language Pedagogy
D’Amico, Melanie L., Ph.D., University of Florida
Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
Specializations: Spanish, Linguistics
Rider, N. Ann, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Department Chairperson and Associate Professor of German and Women’s Studies
Bakos, Jon, Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
Assistant Professor of TESL/Linguistics
Specializations: Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language
José, Brian, Ph.D. Indiana University
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Sterling, Scott, Ph.D. Michigan State University
Assistant Professor of TESL/Linguistics
Specialization: Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language
GENERAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics offers a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English and a Second Language (TESL) and Linguistics. This program requires 32 credits of graduate-level work, and students may choose to take most of their course work in linguistics, TESL, or a combination of areas. Students can choose a culminating experience consists of a comprehensive examination of content knowledge, research , orpresentation/teaching skills.
The department also offers a 12-credit graduate certificate in teaching English as a second language/teaching English as a foreign language. This certificate is not a degree program, nor does it alone confer an Initial Indiana Teaching License on its recipients. Certificate (in TEFL or TESL) is an internationally recognized term, and many employers in other countries require a certificate of teachers who do not hold a master’s degree.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics cooperates with the Bayh College of Education in the delivery of two programs: The Bayh College of offers a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in language education for students specializing in the research and practice of second language teaching and teacher education. Applicants for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Curriculum and Instruction with Concentration in Language Education should see the Bayh College of Education section of the Catalog for a description of the admission requirements for the program.
The curriculum in linguistics/teaching English as a second language is designed to allow students to create a program of course work with an applied linguistic focus such as teaching English as a second language or work in a combination of applied linguistics. The program is designed to meet the needs of those expecting to terminate their graduate work with the master’s degree as well as those intending to pursue further advanced work.
In addition to meeting all requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, a prospective master’s student in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics must submit the following to the department: a resume including academic and work experience; a statement of purpose explaining why he/she is interested in pursuing graduate work in the department; and three letters of recommendation from former professors, if possible, or employers who can comment on the likelihood of the student’s success in the proposed program of graduate study. Please note, international students whose first language is not English must also meet the English language proficiency requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Those seeking the graduate certificate in TESL/TEFL must meet all of the requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
If the student’s preparation is unsatisfactory his or her application may be rejected or he or she may be asked to take additional undergraduate courses or be given an examination to test his or her competence in the area.