ERIC Number: EJ1139907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
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Forty Years of Doing Second Language Testing, Curriculum, and Research: So What?
Brown, James Dean
Language Teaching, v50 n2 p276-289 Apr 2017
I started out as a budding English as a second language (ESL) teacher in 1976 at UCLA where I went through the M.A. TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and Applied Linguistics Ph.D. programs. Sadly, those two programs were "disestablished" in 2014, which provides a stark lesson to any departments that think they are hot stuff that nothing lasts forever. Nonetheless, my training in those programs provided me with an excellent start down three professional paths: second language testing, curriculum development, and research methods.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Curriculum Development, Language Teachers, Masters Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Applied Linguistics, Doctoral Programs, Educational History, Research Methodology, Career Development, Language Tests
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