Teaching English as a Second Language
Advisor: Dr. Alex Poole
The minor in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) provides students with the pedagogical skills and cultural knowledge they need to teach in public and private educational settings. It requires nineteen (19) semester hours of core coursework, in addition all students will be required to complete the Colonnade foreign language requirements.
The minor in teaching English as a second language (TESL) (reference number 478) will prepare students interested in linguistics and language teaching to pursue teaching opportunities in private corporations or overseas in both corporations and public schools. The TESL minor requires requires nineteen (19) semester hours of core coursework, in addition all students will be required to complete the Colonnade foreign language requirements.
Students who complete the TESL minor and also qualify for teacher certification may also qualify for the TESL endorsement.
Topics covered include first and second language acquisition theory, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, teaching methods, and assessment. Students also gain teaching experience in a 30-hour practicum taken at the end of the program.
Dr. Youngblood and Dr. Stickle