Chair: Professor Mahmoud T. Arani
Professors: Carolyn Duffy, Susan Jenkins, Elizabeth O’Dowd
Associate Professors: Sarah Cummings, Daniel Evans, Richard Gamache
Assistant Professor: John Halliwell
Instructors: Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Polly Howlett, Barbara Sargent
The Department of Applied Linguistics, formerly known as the School of International Studies, has long been recognized for leadership in international education. It maintains the following academic programs: the English Language Program (ELP) which comprises the Intensive English Program (IEP) and the Academic English Program (AEP); an undergraduate minor in Language and Linguistics; and the graduate and professional programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). These programs were developed to reflect the Saint Michael’s mission to promote international and intercultural understanding. The Department enrolls men and women from Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. During the past five decades, nearly 20,000 international students, representing 60 or more countries, have studied on the Saint Michael’s campus.
Saint Michael’s original international program, the International Student Program (ISP), was initiated in 1954 to provide international students with intensive study of the English language and American culture. As Saint Michael’s reputation for international student education grew, several new programs were developed. The Master’s program in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language was established in 1962 and the Academic English Program (AEP), which prepares students for long-term academic study, began in 1972.