This specialization is designed for students with a strong interest in research and its application to understanding language and literacy-related phenomena that intersect with issues of linguistic and cultural diversity in education.
The LLLMS faculty conduct research on a variety of topics including teaching English as a second language (ESL), bilingual education, literacy practices, digital literacies, with a focus on culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.
The LLLMS faculty combine practical classroom expertise and scholarly attainments. We see these two aspects of our work as a natural and necessary combination: either would be diminished by the absence of the other. Through research, we seek to advance knowledge in our respective fields to inform policy and improve practice. As teachers, scholars, and learners, we engage in collaborative school and community improvement efforts locally, nationally, and internationally.