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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are designed to prepare practicing and prospective teachers, researchers, and leaders with a firm foundation in applied linguistics and language and literacy development to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Including a substantial field-based component, our TESOL programs are premised on the integration of theory and practice and a reflective model of teaching that incorporates collaboration with colleagues, students, and communities.

Post-Baccalaureate Advanced Certificate, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Learn to teach English around the world by building a strong foundation in second language theory and practice, language pedagogy, and completing internships in various sites throughout the city.

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MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Grades K–12, Initial Certification

Engage in rigorous course work and hands-on learning in K–12 education sites as you prepare to teach English to diverse speakers in local and international contexts.

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MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Non-Certification

Learn to teach English in local and international contexts through rigorous course work, hands-on learning in adult education sites, and study abroad options.

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MA, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in Shanghai and NYC

This two-year program, taught at NYU Shanghai and in New York City, prepares you to become an expert English teacher for children and adolescents in China.

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MA, Foreign Language Education/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Dual Certification

Broaden your career options by becoming eligible for both New York initial teaching certification in a foreign language and TESOL.

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Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate, Teaching English as a Second Language in College

Extend your study of TESOL beyond the graduate level and acquire skills that can expand your career options.

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PhD, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Engage in course work and research focused on language education pedagogy, language assessment, sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, and bilingual and multilingual teaching and learning in local and global contexts.

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Minor, Teacher Education

Explore a career as a classroom teacher or in fields such as psychology, advocacy, or social work through the study of education and human development in this undergraduate minor.

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Faculty

Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth

Associate Professor of English Education

Miriam.Ebsworth@nyu.edu

Erica Saldívar García

Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual, and Foreign Language Education

saldivar.erica@nyu.edu

Robin Harvey

Clinical Assistant Professor of Multilingual/Multicultural Studies

robin.harvey@nyu.edu

Lorena Llosa

Associate Professor of Education; Faculty Fellow-in-Residence, Carlyle Court (On Leave 2019-2020)

lorena.llosa@nyu.edu

Shondel Nero

Professor of Language Education

shondel.nero@nyu.edu

Kentei Takaya

Multilingual and Multicultural Studies/TESOL Program Director (Shanghai), Clinical Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Multicultural Studies/TESOL, NYU Shanghai

kt350@nyu.edu

Kongji Qin

Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual, and Foreign Language Education

kq4@nyu.edu

Heather Woodley

Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and Foreign Language Education

hwoodley@nyu.edu

Related Programs

Bilingual Education

Prepare to work with students from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds through a career as a K–12 bilingual education teacher or researcher.

Foreign Language Education

Prepare for a career as a teacher of Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish to learners in diverse national and international settings.