2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor


The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor develops knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language in a wide variety of cross-cultural settings.


The TESOL minor equips students to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (SLA).
  • Make informed decisions concerning the use of materials, methods, and procedures appropriate for effective second-language teaching.
  • Draw upon practical experience in planning and developing lessons for teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • Apply principles and rationale for using English language teaching as a means of ministering cross-culturally.

Course of Study (15)

*For students completing the ICS or ICD major and the TESOL minor, ICS 3140  is waived within the TESOL minor on the basis of the students having had adequate exposure to cultural issues in their ICS programs.


Students who complete the TESOL minor along with their bachelor’s degree requirements receive a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate upon graduation.