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We focus on a range of language education research methodologies including:

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Arts-based inquiry
  • Corpus analysis
  • Discourse analysis
  • Systemic functional linguistics
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Ethnography

We bring these areas together in order to better address the needs of all learners in increasingly global and local ("glocal") communities.

Our TESOL and World Language Education faculty members are multilingual/multicultural language educators and learners. They draw from diverse experiences in a variety of educational settings, and they also publish in top peer-reviewed journals in the field of second language research. As a result, our students are exposed to a range of advanced educational theories and teaching methods.

Additionally, our faculty have partnerships with public schools and organizations, and are affiliated with Linguistics, Germanic and Slavic Studies, Romance Languages, the Qualitative Research Program, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, and other units on campus.

We have a robust doctoral program which includes a track that leads to T-7 certification.

Ongoing Faculty Research

Ongoing Faculty Research

Our faculty are dedicated to addressing the needs of global learners, and as a result, our research stretches beyond the typical classroom boundaries into creativity, narrative inquiry, and multiculturalism.

The Student Experience

The Student Experience

Join an innovative, diverse group of learners in the TESOL and World Language Education program. Our students come from across the country and the world, and interact through several student organizations.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

We offer several options for graduate assistantships and other forms of financial aid for different degree programs. Find out what programs you may qualify for.

Faculty and Staff

Usree Bhattacharya

  • Assistant Professor

Melisa Misha Cahnmann-Taylor

  • Professor
  • Program Coordinator

David L. Chiesa

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Dell Perry Giles

  • Part-Time Assistant Professor

Linda Harklau

  • Professor

Ruth M. Harman

  • Associate Professor
  • Professor on Special Assignment

Victoria Hasko

  • Associate Professor

Lou Tolosa-Casadont

  • Clinical Associate Professor and World Language Program Coordinator

Contact Us

315 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Phone:
    706-542-4505 (general inquiries)
    706-583-8130 (student inquiries)
  • Fax: 706-542-3817
  • Email: