Testimonials

Rebecca Norris

Rebecca Norris

“After teaching in Hungary without any formal training, I realized that teaching English to non-native speakers was not as easy as I had anticipated. I found that the MASL program’s courses provided both the flexibility and experiential learning that I was looking for. The MASL program at UALR has equipped me with the knowledge, experience, and professional development opportunities that have enabled me to be a much more effective language teacher. I whole-heartedly recommend the program to you if you are seeking to deepen your understanding of how languages are learned and taught, strengthen your language teaching skills, and become a more creative language teacher.”

Lupe Pena

Lupe Pena

“The MASL program is much more than theory – it strives to be innovative and hold current real world application as Arkansas experiences cultural and linguistic changes. UALR is at the forefront in ensuring that educators are fully prepared to meet the needs of all students. The MASL program has given me an opportunity to deepen my understanding of language acquisition. Currently, I work as ESL Community Assistant for the Little Rock School District and on a daily basis, I have an opportunity to apply what I have learned and make a real impact in the lives of English language learners.”

Jennifer Parette

Jennifer Parette

“I have found the MASL program at UALR to be exactly what I needed to update my life and career. I am 25 years removed from the day I got my undergrad degree. I did not think I would ever be able to keep up with all the younger students in my MASL classes. The special importance of the use of technology in the classroom coupled with the emphasis on instruction that is authentic, contextualized, and professional was daunting. However, with the help of skillful and patient professors, I am happy to say that I am now entering the final stages of the MASL program. I am so excited to use my MASL degree to teach English anywhere in the world!”