Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a six-course minor that provides essential training for the challenging task of teaching the English language at home or abroad in private language schools, community centers or bilingual programs, and in other contexts that do not require state certification. The Linguistics Program also offers a ten-course Linguistics Major-TESOL concentration.
A minor in TESOL incorporates important pedagogical training that prepares you to teach English with both cultural and linguistic sensitivity. This minor opens doors to opportunities to travel, live and work around the globe.
While completion of a TESOL minor does not certify you to teach English as a second or foreign language, it does offer undergraduates numerous professional and volunteer opportunities. TESOL can be combined with any number of majors or minors and enhances your applications for fellowships such as the Fulbright. The coursework also provides general background for related graduate study and equips you to serve as English language teachers in the United States and in other countries.