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- Minor in Applied Linguistics
- Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
- M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- M.A.T and M.S.T. (General Arts and Letters)
Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
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Applied Linguistics programs
The Department of Applied Linguistics offers a B.A. in Applied Linguistics, a minor in Applied Linguistics, a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It is also home to PSU's Intensive English Language Program (IELP). The department also participates in the University's M.A.T. and M.S.T. degree programs. For more information about degree programs, please contact Applied Linguistics.
The IELP provides English language instruction for English language learners who wish to improve their skills in English for academic, professional, or personal reasons. For questions about English-language instruction for learners at any level, please contact the IELP directly. Additional information about the IELP appears following the information on Applied Linguistics degree programs.
The B.A. major in Applied Linguistics provides a strong foundation in both analytical and communication skills while it builds students' understanding of the structure and use of human languages. It also serves as strong preparation for graduate study. A minor in Applied Linguistics allows students to integrate the development of language analysis skills and a basic knowledge of language structure into a major in another field. The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language provides undergraduate-level preparation for teaching. The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages provides graduate-level preparation for teaching, language consulting, and research.