The TESOL and World Language Education (TWLE) program at the University of Georgia engages multilingual and/or multicultural students in questions about research, theory, and practice concerning more than one language in educational settings. From working with young learners to adults, in formal school settings to informal community learning, from language science to language art, our research faculty introduce students to diverse experiences, research paradigms, and theories in fields related to second language acquisition.
Some of the many benefits students can experience in our program:
Take courses on several platforms including face-to-face, online, or hybrid, and working with students through a variety of creative platforms.
Work across the intersections between TESOL, world language, foreign language, and bilingual education.
Share in diverse connections TWLE faculty make to a wide variety of professional organizations, academic and literary journals, conference organizations, and leadership roles at local, national, and international levels.
Connect with distinguished TWLE alumni who are recognized leaders in the state and around the globe.
Attend the Mary Frances Early College of Education, one of the largest and most comprehensive education schools in the nation, named in honor of UGA's first African American graduate and a pioneering music educator.
Access the intellectual and artistic resources of a top research university composed of 17 schools and colleagues with over 100 research centers on campus with access to extensive technology and library services, athletic facilities, arts experiences, and much more.
Students in our program are involved in research, theory, and practice in six strands:
TESOL and world language education methods, curriculum design, and assessment
Second language acquisition and instructed second language learning
Bi/multilingualism, bilingual and translingual literacies, and education
Creative and arts-based pedagogies and inquiries
Language education planning and policy