Kent State University, based in Kent, OH offers a fully funded Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language. The program represents a unique, communication-based approach to TESL. Graduate students receive a strong grounding in language theory while also developing the interpersonal skills necessary to provide intensive instruction to ESL students. Graduate Assistantships are available on a competitive basis and are limited to two years of study. As Graduate Assistants, most graduate students in the TESL program serve as ESL Center instructors and tutors. Limited opportunities for research assistantships and non-teaching fellowships are also available. Stipends are competitive and include a waiver of tuition and fees.