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News and Announcements


A big THANK YOU to all the ESL programs that provided Practicum opportunities for our MA TESOL student teachers in Fall 2014. 

With your support, our graduates have gained invaluable classroom teaching experience!

We would like to thank the following programs for hosting practicum students this semester:


Linguistics & TESOL Symposium 2014

The LLDSA is pleased to announce the 2014 Linguistics & TESOL Symposium at SJSU, and opens a call for abstracts.  It will be on Sep 26, 2014.  Click here for more info


LLD Secures a Grant for $1.1 million!

Congratulations to the Department of Linguistics & Language Development for securing a grant from the U.S. State Department for 1.1 million dollars to establish a partnership program in Applied Linguistics with the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. This is a great honor for the department and a testament to the hard work of the department chair, Dr. Swathi Vanniarajan.


LLD Students Produce Outstanding MA Theses!

The following students in our graduate programs were the winners of the Outstanding Thesis Competition within the College of Humanities and Arts: