Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Patrick Moran

Second Advisor

Michael Jerald


Community and the Second Language Learner is an exploration of the concept of community, and its necessary elements, in relation to language, language learning and English language program design. After establishing a theoretical framework of community and its elements the project examines the reality of an existing English language program whose philosophy and goals are closely related to the concepts and elements of community. The project concludes with a discussion of the important factors in language program design in light of the examination of community.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Teacher Education and Professional Development