A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Optional TESOL Concentration for Intercultural Studies Major

16 hours.

Without a doubt, the role of the English language has been transformed in recent years. Its use in international politics and business, in science and technology, and in the media and higher education has earned it special status in over 70 countries worldwide. Nearly a quarter of the world's population speaks this language, and it is the most widely taught foreign language in the world. Consequently, there is a great demand for competent English teachers in almost every nation in the world, including the United States. A TESOL concentration trains students to serve the international propulation around the world and within the United States, offering opportunities for cross-cultural service, even in countries that are closed to receiving missionaries. This is a practical key for opening the doors to our 21st century world.

Required CoursesCredits
LING 220 Introduction to Linguistics 4
LING 350 First and Second Language Acquisition 4
LING 351 Linguistics for TESOL 4
LING 371 TESOL Methods: ELA 2
LING 373 TESOL Field Experience 2
Total 16

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