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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.

Contact Details

  • Address:
    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:
Faculty and staff

Academic Programs

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.

Support our programs

World language education and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) has degree options for those interested in teaching and learning more than one language.

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News and Events

Latest News

Two faculty members receive 2018 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Awards

April 11, 2018
Kevin Burke and Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor were recognized by UGA for their success as innovative teachers in the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program.

Associate professor receives UGA's 2018 Engaged Scholar Award

April 6, 2018
Ruth Harman received the 2018 Engaged Scholar Award from the University of Georgia's Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach for contributions to advancing public service, outreach and community engagement at the University.

Five College of Education students elected to join prestigious honor society

December 13, 2017
This year, five students in the University of Georgia College of Education were initiated into UGA's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society. Election to membership is a distinguished academic honor.

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