Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

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English is the language of business, diplomacy and science in many parts of the world, and there is a need for those prepared to teach it to speakers of other languages. Completion of this minor will empower future ESL teachers to understand the communication challenges of second-language learners and equip them with best practices and experience in teaching this population. Students completing this minor are encouraged to choose General Studies classes such as HIST 2211 , HIST 2212  and HIST 2213  and ENGL 2220  and ENGL 2221  to bring them a wider knowledge of world culture along with their linguistic studies and minor electives. While this minor does not yet carry certification for teaching English as a Second Language in the public schools, this credential will make elementary and secondary teaching candidates more attractive to school districts with large non-English speaking populations.


Minor Courses (21 Credit Hours)

Language Requirement (6 Credit Hours)

Students must take 6 credits of a world language other than English at the 2200 level or above.

Minor Electives (3 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following courses:

Non-Native Speakers of English

Non-native speakers of English may, with the permission of the Chair of Language & Literature, choose one of the following courses to fulfill this elective:

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