Graduate Education in Applied Linguistics: Results of a Nationwide Survey

11:30am - 12:35pm

Mt. Hood

Presented at: AAAL 2014

What is the current state of applied linguistics in the United States? What is being taught and learned in graduate programs of applied linguistics? The field of applied linguistics has experienced great growth and shifts in recent decades (Grabe, 2002), and this study aims to explore how that growth is reflected in graduate programs of applied linguistics and its subfields. Through analysis of program offerings and direct surveys of students and those who train them, it attempts to describe the current state of U.S. graduate education in applied linguistics, an important benchmark of the field’s health and future.