Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


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: Yi Young Yuk

Program Mission

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.

Program Outcomes

The student will

  1. Learn the basics of linguistics as a foundation for teaching the English language.
  2. Gain exposure to a number of different approaches to TESOL.
  3. Become familiar with the variety of factors which affect both teachers and learners in the English-learning experience.
  4. Develop an awareness of how English teaching and Christian ministry can interface without compromising either one.
  5. Gain knowledge of and practice in teaching all facets of the English language.
  6. Be exposed to and use a wide range of TESOL resources and learn where to access additional resources.
  7. 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:
  • Prerequisite: English Composition (ENG 101)
  • 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/REL 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.


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