Vision

The Department of English Language Teaching (DELT) aims to be a world leader in the integration of (a) teaching and learning, (b) advancement of the knowledge base through research, and (c) leadership in service and outreach. Further, the department aims to be a world leader in preparing professionals who provide leadership and exemplary educational and related services to improve the lives of individuals in a changing and complex global society. It seeks to graduate educators who inspire students, generate rigorous research, understand the significance of cultural diversity, and be agents of social transformation toward equity and excellence. We offer a humanizing education as our most promising pathway to a more equitable and democratic society.  We envision an education where students are taught through hope, compassion, curiosity, and challenge.  Educators teach for social justice when they embrace, build upon, and cultivate students’ multiple languages and literacies as assets to foster dynamic teaching and learning in the 21st century. The department has at its core the preparation of today and tomorrow’s teachers for working with modern students in multicultural settings who need to find motivation and engagement in their learning.