The minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a program of study designed to equip students to teach English to non-native speakers at all levels of ability, either in the U.S. or abroad. Coursework for the minor may be used to fulfill elective requirements in a major area of study.
Program Director: Micheline Witter
To equip student to fulfill Christ’s Commission by means of teaching English cross-culturally, based upon the belief that God gave language to build relationships both temporal and eternal.
The student will
- Learn the basics of linguistics as a foundation for teaching the English language.
- Gain exposure to a number of different approaches to TESOL.
- Become familiar with the variety of factors which affect both teachers and learners in the English-learning experience.
- Develop an awareness of how English teaching and Christian ministry can interface without compromising either one.
- Gain knowledge of and practice in teaching all facets of the English language.
- Be exposed to and use a wide range of TESOL resources and learn where to access additional resources.
- Develop an understanding of the basic elements of culture and how English teaching is affected by culture.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor Requirements:
- Linguistics and English Phonetics* (ESL 205)
- Introduction to TESOL* (ESL 210)
- TESOL Methods 1* (ESL 304)
- TESOL Methods 2* (ESL 422)
- Cultural Anthropology (ICS 314)
- World Religions (ICS 308) or Context Studies Elective (ICS 341-347)
18 credit hours
*Students who achieve a C or better in each of these four courses will also receive the Certificate in TESOL.
English Composition (ENG 101)