Minor in TESOL

Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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About this Program

The Department of Modern Languages in the College of Liberal Arts offers a minor in TESOL. Learning to teach English as a second language is important in today's world for practical, cultural, and intellectual reasons. Those who have the ability to teach a second language have a clear advantage in many fields, becoming "citizens of the world" in a time when communication with and an understanding of other cultures are paramount.

The TESOL program offers students opportunities to develop their teaching skills and/or prepare for further graduate study.

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    Academic Requirements

    See information below on the TESOL Minor. For a full description, visit the online catalog.

    Students in the TESOL minor complete 18 hours of linguistics courses.

    Required courses

    • Lin 200: Introduction to Linguistic Science
    • Lin 250: Introduction to TESOL

    12 hours of electives from

    • Lin 350: Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Lin 355: Modern English Grammar
    • Lin 351: Language Acquisition
    • Lin 551: Assessment in Second Language Acquisition
    • Lin 561: Multilingual Development & Education
    • Lin 581: Indigenous Languages and Pedagogies
    • Lin 572: Cultural Dimensions of Language Education
    • Lin 571: Intercultural Communication and Education
    • Lin 552: Evaluation & Policy in Lang Education

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    The Department of Modern Languages offers 11 languages of study.

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