The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is offering a new concentration in TESOL/Applied Linguistics for its M.A. in English, beginning in the Fall 2011 semester. It will be the only TESOL degree program in the state of Louisiana. Coursework will consist of eight classes plus a practicum, but no thesis or comprehensive exam. Teachers with a prior certification in education can obtain the add-on certification in ESOL (12 hours) as a part of this degree program. It is also an ideal degree choice for those who wish to teach ESL overseas.
This sequence of courses will give teachers a through understanding of language for the purpose of teaching English to a variety of populations. Graduates from this program will be able to diagnose and address the specific language and communication problems their classes encounter. This training will also enable teachers to pass national professional examinations such as the ESL Praxis exam. For more information please see our website, http://english.louisiana.edu or contact Dr. Mark Honegger at 337-482-6918, firstname.lastname@example.org .