Carnegie Mellon University

Come experience both the intellectual and personal enrichment that comes with learning new languages—Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish—and encountering the diverse cultures they represent! Our course offerings are rich and varied, and there are opportunities to study abroad, participate in service-learning in local and international communities, and to get involved in numerous co-curricular activities. Our department features some of the most skilled teaching faculty on campus. Much of our research is aimed at the acquisition of additional languages and enhanced learning through technology and through literary and cultural studies. The Department of Modern Languages offers students of every discipline a wide range of opportunities to engage with world languages and cultures. Join us!

Masters in Applied Second Language Acquisition

This one-year, intensive program prepares students for careers in second language teaching in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and English as a Second Language (ESL). The program will interest three groups of students with undergraduate degrees: 1) native speakers of English with a major in foreign language studies; 2) native speakers of English with humanities degrees and second-language experience; 3) international students with degrees in humanities and language-related fields. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 admission.

Learn more about a Masters in Applied Second Language Acquisition

We extend a warm welcome to our new graduate students.

Beginning their studies in the Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition are Nicholas Cheadle, Zhe Gao, and Joy Maa.

Beginning their studies in the M.A. Program in Applied Second Language Acquisition are Kaitlyn Bell, Jessica Cappellini, Zhengyu Chi, Tingting Gui, Ziji Wang, Zhiyi Wu, Yuxiao Zhan, Huizhu Zhang.

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