Rajiv Ranjan

Assistant Professor
B430, Wells Hall

Rajiv Ranjan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at Michigan State University (MSU). At MSU, Rajiv is associated with the Asian Studies Program and Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) Program. He is also the mentor for the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs). Before joining MSU, Rajiv Ranjan taught as a graduate teaching assistant at The University of Iowa, Iowa City (2010-2015) where he received his PhD in Second Language Acquisition in 2016. In addition to his Hindi and Urdu language teaching experience, Rajiv teaches graduate courses “ Theories of Foreign/Second Language Acquisition,” “Methods in Foreign/Second Language Teaching,” at MSU. He has also taught “Hindi and Urdu Language Structure for Teaching” at Kean University. He gained experience of teaching Hindi and Urdu languages in intensive summer program at SASLI, UW, Madison, and American Institute of India Studies. Rajiv’s primary area of research is generative approach to second language acquisition (SLA). His research interests also include socio-cultural approach to SLA, second language writing and speaking, language pedagogy, and morpho-syntax. He is also an author of two OER textbooks, Basic Hindi (https://openbooks.lib.msu.edu/basichindi), and Basic Urdu (https://openbooks.lib.msu.edu/urdu). He also co-authored two OER books, Hindi-Urdu (https://open.lib.umn.edu/hindiurdu), and Basic Persian (https://openbooks.lib.msu.edu/persian).