TESOL Minor

TESOL Minor

 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 great demand for competent English teachers in almost every nation in the world, including the U.S.

A minor in TESOL trains students to serve the international population around the world and within the U.S., 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.

TESOL Minor: 20-21 hours

Required Courses

Credits

LING 220 Introduction to Linguistics

4

LING 351 Linguistics for TESOL

4

LING 350 First and Second Language Acquisition

4

LING/EDUC 371 TESOL Methods: ELA

3

LING 373 TESOL Field Experience

1–2

COMM/ANTH 225 Intercultural Communication or INCL/ANTH 310 Intercultural Competencies

4

Total

20–21

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