Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


The Master of Arts program in English offers a TESOL track designed to train future educators to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). This program prepares students for one of the fastest growing global careers as ESL teachers and administrators, as well as for further graduate work in applied linguistics and second language acquisition. It provides a curriculum which integrates theoretical foundations and practical experiences that are essential for successful TESOL professionals.

Student Testimonies

One of the things I appreciated most about the MA TESOL program at Andrews University was that my highly-qualified professors took time to invest in me personally. Much of my program was tailored to fit my specific career goals, and the engaging courses and diverse teaching experiences prepared me thoroughly for my current job teaching ESL at the university level. I’m proud to be an Andrews graduate!
- Amanda (Jehle) Livanos, MA 2010
I really enjoyed all my classes in the TESOL program. Not only did I gain more knowledge about applied linguistics, but I developed a taste for research in this area. I also enjoyed the small class sizes and the interaction with my instructors and fellow classmates as I grew both personally and academically. My stint in the TESOL program provided the impetus for me to further my studies at the doctoral level.
- Thula Lambert, MA 2012