Continuing Education Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Bible & Ministry Department


The Continuing Education Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a program of study designed to provide the college graduate or career-interruption student the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge of the Bible and the skills to teach English to non-English speakers. Courses are selected according to student interest and background in consultation with the program director.

Continuing Education Certificate
Time to Complete
1 Year
Program Director
Dr. Yiyoung Yuk
Program Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Evidence a basic knowledge of biblical content and Christian Theology.
  2. Evidence a commitment to growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
  3. Learn the basics of linguistics as a foundation for teaching the English language.
  4. Gain exposure to a number of different approaches to TESOL.
  5. Develop an awareness of how English teaching and Christian ministry can interface without compromising either one.
  6. Be exposed to and use a wide range of TESOL resources and learn where to access additional resources.
Program Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  2. Maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and receive a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  4. Pay all applicable fees for this program as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
Bible/Theology (15 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
  • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
  • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
  • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
  • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120) 2 units
  • Chapel (CCS 110)
General Studies (3 credits)
  • Christian Life and Worldview (HUM 111)
TESOL (12 credits)
  • Linguistics and English Phonetics (ESL 205)
  • Introduction to TESOL (ESL 210)
  • English Language Skills 1 (ESL 304)
  • English Language Skills 2 (ESL 422)
Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
  • ICS Elective
The best thing about my education was that I got a job right away in the field I wished for. I am currently a Middle School English Teacher and a houseparent to seven girls who are all from different countries and don’t know English. My job is hard, but I was more than equipped after leaving Emmaus. The best thing about my TESOL degree is that I can use it as a door to go anywhere in the world.
Mandy Douglas
Mandy Douglas, Emmaus TESOL graduate