Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Interdisciplinary Minor)

The short-term TESOL minor program is intended for students who desire to teach English to speakers of other languages. It is not designed as certification for the U.S. public school system, which can be obtained through the School of Education. This program focuses on the theories and the practice of teaching English, including English language structure and acquisition, sociocultural knowledge, language pedagogy, and field experience.

Requirements for a TESOL Minor (16)

One of the following:3
Second-Language Acquisition
Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
TES/EDU 362ELL Methodology3
TES/EL 388Structure and Development of the English Language3
TES 396Refugee and Immigrant Experiences (Cross-listed as EDU 396)3
One of the following:3
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Intercultural Communication
TES/EL 480Field Studies1

Courses

TES 120Introduction to Sociology (Cross-listed as SO 120)3
TES 200Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Cross-listed as SO 200)3
TES 361Second-Language Acquisition (Cross-listed as EDU 361)3
TES 362ELL Methodology (Cross-listed as EDU 362)3
TES 388Structure and Development of the English Language (Cross-listed as EL 388)3
TES 396Refugee and Immigrant Experiences (Cross-listed as EDU 396)3
TES 396AIntroduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Cross-listed as EL 396)3
TES 398Intercultural Communication (Cross-listed as SP 398)3
TES 480Field Studies (Cross-listed as EL 480)1-4
Program Contact

GREGG BREKKE

Dean of Arts and Sciences

NOELLE WIERSMA