International and Multicultural Education — TESOL
M. Sedique  Popal

M. Sedique Popal, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty, International and Multicultural Education

Dr. Popal has taught linguistics and ESL courses at various institutions in the Bay Area, Asia, and Europe since 1980 and has been an integral faculty member in the USF School of Education IME Department, particularly the MATESOL program, since 1993. His published research in bilingual education, linguistic code-switching and code-mixing has contributed significantly to scholarship in his field.

He is regularly invited as a featured speaker at national and international conferences such as TESOL, CATESOL, NABE, and CABE. Recognition of his teaching includes Outstanding Educator Award at USF, Teacher of the Year Award at the College of Alameda, and Honored Instructor at the University of California, Berkeley. He also serves on the advisory board for St. Mary's College's Graduate TESOL program and UC Berkeley’s TESL Certificate Program.


Ed.D., Education, emphasis in linguistics, University of San Francisco

Research Areas

Teaching cognitive and social theories of linguistics.

Courses Offered
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Sociology of Language
  • Education of Bilingual Children: Theory and Practice
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Research in First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Structure of American English
  • Assessment and Testing of Second Language Proficiency
  • TESL M.A. Thesis/Field Project