Chair: Professor Mahmoud T. Arani
Professors: Carolyn Duffy, Elizabeth O’Dowd
Associate Professors: Sarah Cummings, Daniel Evans, Richard Gamache
Instructors: Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Polly Howlett
The Applied Linguistics Department (ALD) has long been recognized for leadership in teacher training and in English language instruction to international students of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. 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 Applied Linguistics; and the graduate and professional programs in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). These programs were developed to reflect Saint Michael’s mission to promote international and intercultural understanding. The ALD has enrolled students from across the globe for more than five decades. Nearly 20,000 international students, representing nearly 80 countries, have studied on the Saint Michael’s campus.
Saint Michael’s Intensive English Language Program (IEP) 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 other programs were developed. The Master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) was established in 1962 and the Academic English Program (AEP), which prepares students for long-term academic study, began in 1972. More recent programs include public school ESL Licensure, an intensive summer TESOL Diploma program, and a Master’s International (Peace Corps) program in TESOL.