Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Bible & Ministry Department


The minor in Intercultural Studies is a program of study designed to provide the student with the underlying philosophy of biblical missions, an in-depth study of cross-cultural life and work, and some initial training in adjustment and adaptation. Coursework for the minor can be used to fulfill elective requirements in a major area of study.

Program Type
Total Credits
Program Director
Joel Hernandez
Program Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Evidence understanding of cross-cultural adjustment.
  2. Evidence understanding of cross-cultural communication.
Program Requirements
  • Missions and Evangelism (ICS 104)
  • Cross-Cultural Adjustment (ICS 212)
  • World Religions (ICS/REL 308)
  • Cultural Anthropology (ICS/SOC 314)
  • Cross-Cultural Communication (ICS 330)
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership (ICS 441)
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