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    Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

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The minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares students for positions as English language teachers across the globe and in community-based programs in the US. It includes the internationally recognized Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate. Participants gain highly practical skills for planning and teaching English to speakers of other languages, as well as linguistic and theoretical understandings of the intersections between language, culture, and second language acquisition. Students are encouraged to study a second language and may apply one course as their elective in this minor. Other electives include courses in Communication Studies and Anthropology.

As a result of completing the TESOL Minor, students will be able to:

  • Gain positions teaching English globally.
  • Apply language analysis skills to planning effective English language instruction.
  • Advocate for English learners in a variety of educational settings globally.
  • Plan and conduct English language lessons for diverse groups of learners.
  • Contextualize instruction in response to varying learner needs, identifies, cultures, and languages.
  • Collaborate with co-teachers on planning and reflection on student learning.

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