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Graduate Study

Admission and


of Study

Members of
Graduate Studies




Foreign Language Education

Degrees Offered
Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

Students in foreign language education have access to research facilities in a large number of academic departments in the liberal arts, communication, and education. The Center for Asian Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies provide opportunities for advanced instruction and research in a variety of areas.

Students have access to extensive print and online resources in the Perry-Castaneda Library and in specialized libraries. In addition to textbooks and pedagogical material, the collection includes titles in most classical and modern languages, translations of many important works, and secondary literature on the works and their social and literary contexts.

Other research facilities include language laboratories, the Phonetics Laboratory, Academic Computing, the Linguistics Research Center, the Computer-Assisted Instruction Laboratory, the Intensive English Program, and the Learning Technology Center Media Laboratory.

Areas of Study

The foreign language education program offers specializations leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in applied linguistics, teaching English as a foreign or a second language, and the teaching of modern and classical foreign languages, including Asian languages. At the master's degree level, the specialization in applied linguistics is limited to translation studies. Each student's degree program includes courses from relevant disciplines such as anthropology, education, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, communication studies, theatre, music, and comparative literature, as well as language and literature. It may be concerned with foreign language teacher training, research in language teaching and language acquisition, technology in language teaching, and theory and techniques of language materials production. Individual courses of study are arranged within these areas in accordance with the student's abilities, interests, and career goals.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2000-2001.

Peter F. Abboud
Aaron Bar-Adon
George M. Blanco
Carl S. Blyth
Frank E. Donahue
Colleen M. Fairbanks
Thomas J. Garza
Mohammad Ghanoonparvar
Ian F. Hancock
Jacqueline M. Henkel
Frederick G. Hensey
Elaine K. Horwitz
Sara E. Kimball
Robert D. King
Dale April Koike
Liu, Min
Carol Hanbery MacKay
Zena T. Moore
     Thomas J. O'Hare
Diane L. Schallert
Jim Scheurich
David Schwarzer
Joel Sherzer
Carlos A. Sole
Mark Southern
Jurgen K. Streeck
Harvey M. Sussman
Janet Swaffar
Henry T. Trueba
Gary N. Underwood
Anita L. Vangelisti
Herman H. van Olphen
Keith Walters
John Weinstock
Helena Woodard

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts

The program leading to the Master of Arts degree may consist of either thirty semester hours of coursework, including a six-hour thesis course, or thirty-three semester hours of coursework, including a three-hour course in which the student must produce a substantial report. Theses and reports are written under the guidance of a supervising professor and a reader. Further information is available from the graduate adviser.

Doctor of Philosophy

The student is expected to achieve admission to candidacy by following the course requirements that have been set by the Graduate Studies Committee in foreign language education and passing such oral and written examinations as the committee specifies. Entering students are assigned to program advisers who assist in planning the program of work and the dissertation topic. Most students require three years, including summer sessions, beyond the bachelor's degree to complete the program; a significant proportion, however, require a longer period of time. Further information is available from the graduate adviser.

For More Information

Campus address: George I. Sanchez Building (SZB) 528, phone (512) 471-4078; campus mail code: D6500

Mailing address: Graduate Program in Foreign Language Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1295


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Graduate Catalog
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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