MA Degree in English: Concentration in TESOL {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

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Established in 1964, SFSU's M.A. program in English with a Concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is one of the oldest and largest TESOL programs in the United States.  A faculty composed of nationally and internationally recognized authorities in TESOL, a curriculum which effectively integrates theory, pedagogy and practice, varied opportunities to gain practical experience, and the cultural heterogeneity of both the city of San Francisco and the University itself combine to make our M.A. TESOL program unique.

Graduates of our program teach in English language institutes, community colleges, 4-year colleges/universities, and community and workplace settings, in the U.S. and abroad.  They also become ESL/EFL materials specialists, administrators, and researchers.  Many of our alumni have gone on to Ph.D. programs in a variety of fields.

Please explore our Web site for additional information about our program.

News and Announcements

Congratulations Class of Spring 2014!

Congratulations to our Spring 2014 graduates on their MA degrees, and for hosting the very successful and well-attended MATESOL Conference "A Mosaic of Theory and Practice" on Friday, May 2, 2014. Visit the conference website for highlights.

TESOL Talk: Stories of Student Success

The SFSU MA TESOL Student Association is pleased to invite you to a TESOL Talk featuring TESOL Teacher of the Year and SFSU MA TESOL Alumni Ann Fontanella.

Please join San Francisco State University's M.A. TESOL students, alumni and faculty for this engaging presentation.

Friday, April 25, in Humanities 587 on the SFSU campus.

For details, see the event page.

Welcome to our Visiting Scholar, Francisco Carlos Foga├ža

The MA TESOL Program extends a warm welcome to our visiting scholar Francisco Carlos Fogaça, who is a Professor at the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil.  Dr. Fogaça will be at SFSU through fall semester, 2014.  His research interests include teacher education, critical literacy, and cultural studies in language education. Click here to see his biography.

Spring 2014 MATESOL Conference: A Mosaic of Theory and Practice

Announcing this semester's MA TESOL Graduate Student Conference - A Mosaic of Theory and Practice - on Friday, May 2, 2014. Registration will be near Humanities 581. More information about the graduates and the conference is available at the official conference website. Please feel free to share this site with colleagues interested in a day of stimulating presentations and celebration of our graduates' work!

Spring 2014 Admissions Update

Due to the ongoing budget crisis in the state of California, the MA TESOL Program no longer accepts applications for Spring admissions. 

The deadline for Fall 2014 applications has been EXTENDED to May 1, 2014.

Please see these links for admissions information: Graduate Studies Application Information and MA TESOL Program Admissions Information

Save the date! M.A. TESOL 50th anniversary celebration

Mark your calendars and save the date for the SFSU M.A. TESOL 50th anniversary celebration this fall. The event will take place Friday, October 17, 2014 on the San Francisco State University campus, and all in the M.A. TESOL community are welcome.We hope to see you there!

Please see the event page for details.    You can also cut and paste the following link:

Fall 2014 Linguistics & TESOL Schedule

Please see the M.A. TESOL and Linguistics Schedules page for a class list and visual schedule grid. Check the SFSU Online Schedule for updated class information before the start of priority registration.

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