UW Graduate School

Second and Foreign Language Teaching

The Graduate Certificate in Second and Foreign Language Teaching prepares UW graduate students to use their foreign language expertise in careers involving modern foreign language teaching. The program will be of strongest interest to those interested in becoming university/college faculty.

The certificate program offers training in language teaching methods, second language acquisition, and language analysis through a combination of coursework and a capstone project. The capstone project gives students the opportunity to further explore an area of academic interest or to complete a practical project related to teaching their language(s) of interest.

Completion of the certificate will make graduates more effective instructors and administrators, providing a higher degree of professional preparation and marketability for positions involving modern language teaching or language program administration.

Program website

Degree(s)/Certificate(s) offered

  • Graduate Certificate in Second and Foreign Language Teaching

Program director/interdisciplinary group chair

  • Amy Snyder Ohta, Associate Professor, Asian Languages & Literature

Primary Staff Contact

If you would like to talk with someone regarding the SFLT Graduate Certificate, you are welcome to approach any member of the core faculty.

Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Membership

The following are the core/voting Graduate Faculty members of the interdisciplinary group.  For a complete list of faculty active in the program, see the program website.

  • Paul Aoki, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics (Language Learning Center)
  • Nancy Bou Ayash, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Bojan Belic, Principal Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Klaus Brandl, Associate Professor, Department of Germanics
  • Dafney Blanca Dabach, Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Ana Fernandez Dobao, Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • Katarzyna A. Dziwirek, Professor, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Hussein Elkhafaifi, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
  • Zev Handel, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature
  • Julia Herschensohn, Professor Emerita, Department of Linguistics
  • Chan Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature
  • Suhanthie Motha, Assistant Professor, Department of English
  • Amy Snyder Ohta, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature
  • Priti Sandhu, Assistant Professor, Department of English
  • Sandra Silberstein, Professor Emerita, Department of English
  • Maya Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of French & Italian Studies
  • Manka Varghese, Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Richard Wright, Professor, Department of Linguistics