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Faculty | M.A. in TESOL

John Liang

  • Program Director of TESOL Department
  • Professor of TESOL

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

A native of Canton, China, Dr. Liang loves language studies and enjoys exploring theory and practice in language learning and teaching! He currently teaches in the graduate and undergraduate TESOL programs that offer teacher education courses to both pre- and in-service English teachers. Before joining the faculty at Biola in 2001, he directed an ESL program in the University of California,...

Research Interests

  • Pedagogical English grammar
  • Teaching second language reading and writing
  • Technology for language learning and teaching
  • Second language assessment

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Michael Lessard-Clouston

  • Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL

  • Ph.D., University of Toronto
  • M.Ed., University of Toronto
  • M.T.S., Tyndale Seminary
  • Hons. B.A., York University

Michael Lessard-Clouston aims to help equip students for a variety of careers that address language-related issues. Before coming to Biola in 2005, he served for 10.5 years as a professor of English and Language Education at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan. His doctoral work was on second language education and literacy, and he is on the review boards for the Japan Journal of...

Research Interests

  • Corpora in language learning and teaching
  • Second language acquisition
  • Vocabulary learning and teaching

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