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Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Education

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Linguistics, Michigan State University
  • B.A., International Studies, Cedarville University

Michael Pasquale, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Linguistics
  • Humanities Division Chair
  • Director of M.A. TESOL Program

  • Traditional Undergraduate Humanities Division
  • Professional & Graduate Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Linguistics, Michigan State University
  • B.A., International Studies, Cedarville University

Dr. Michael Pasquale is chair of the Humanities Division and professor of linguistics at Cornerstone University. He leads the Master of Arts in TESOL degree program for Cornerstone’s Professional & Graduate Studies and is passionate about equipping teachers to make a difference in their communities. Dr. Pasquale also serves as a consultant for mission organizations and local churches, providing training in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.

He has been a member of the Michigan State Board of Education World Language Standards Development Committee (ESL and Spanish) and is a member of TESOL and Michigan TESOL. Dr. Pasquale is also the co-editor of the International Journal of Christianity & English Language Teaching.

“I am blessed to be a part of a vibrant learning community at CU. When we teach, we seek to engage the the whole person. Students are more than just vessels to be filled with information, but are active members of a learning community. I see teaching as an example of hospitality. As a host, I am able to invite students to engage.”

Hobbies

  • READING
  • TRAVELING
  • TAKING WALKS WITH HIS FAMILY
  • WATCHING THE DETROIT TIGERS

Research Interests

  • INTERACTION BETWEEN SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
  • FOLK LINGUISTICS OF SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, STUDYING THE BELIEFS OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS CONCERNING THE LANGUAGE LEARNING PROCESS
  • LANGUAGE POLICY IN RELATION TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.