Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Graduates



Congratulations to our graduates on their MA degrees, and for hosting an inspiring Conference: “Cross-Cuvrrents in TESOL: Choose Your Own Adventure” on Friday, May 6. Vist the conference website for highlights.





Spring 2017 Admissions

Spring 2017 deadline extended to Nov. 15.



Program Events Calendar




David Olsher
Phone: 415-338-2827
Building: Humanities 521


The concentration in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program has a double emphasis:

  1. Theoretical foundations and contemporary research in linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics (second-language acquisition) and related fields.
  2. Classroom teaching methodology suitable for adult second-language learners.

Because our alumni go into so many teaching situations, the M.A. TESOL program does not attempt to train for one specific type of locale; instead, we provide general preparation for the teaching of adult learners in a variety of pedagogical settings.


View program requirements and admissions guidelines in SF State's online Academic Bulletin.

Spring 2017 MA TESOL/Linguistics Schedule Grid (PDF)

Spring 2017 MA TESOL/Linguistics Schedule (PDF)

Fall 2016 MA TESOL/Linguistics Schedule Grid (PDF)

Fall 2016 MA TESOL/Linguistics Schedule (PDF)

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