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World Language Education

Our programs in World Language Education are designed for prospective and practicing teachers of world languages, heads of departments, supervisors, and directors of world language programs in local and international contexts. Our programs prepare you with a firm foundation in the target language, language and literacy development, and applied linguistics to meet the needs of students from diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds.

Bachelor of Science
World Language Education
Grades 7–12, Initial Certification

Train to teach Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish in the US or abroad through intensive language study, pedagogy courses, and student teaching.

Classroom

Master of Arts
World 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 world language and TESOL.

Students and Teacher

Master of Arts
World Language Education
College and Adults, Non-Certification

Prepare for a career teaching a world language to adult learners by studying pedagogy and applied linguistics, as well as completing a practicum internship.

Meeting

Master of Arts
World Language Education
Grades 7–12, Initial Certification

Prepare to teach secondary Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish in diverse settings, leading to eligibility for New York initial teaching certification.

Students

Advanced Certificate
Teachers of World Language in College
Post-Master’s Study

With this non-certification advanced certificate, you’ll continue your study of world language education and expand your career options or prepare for doctoral study.

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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.

Degree Details
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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 TESOL, Bilingual and World Languages Education

robin.harvey@nyu.edu

Shondel Nero

Professor of Language Education (2020-2021 Sabbatical)

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

kongji.qin@nyu.edu

Heather Woodley

Clinical Associate Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and World 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.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Prepare for a career as a teacher or researcher in English as a New Language (ENL), working with learners from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds.