TESOL Concentration

Description

With the preeminent position of English as a global language, numerous international opportunities exist for teachers with a practical understanding of linguistics, intercultural communication, and theories of second language acquisition. The teaching of English also provides an unparalleled platform for ministry, especially in contexts where formal missionary opportunities are limited or unavailable.

Required Courses

  • ELIT 214 - Survey of American Literature
  • ELIT 215 - Survey of English Literature
  • ELIT 216 - Approaches to Literature
  • ELIT 417 - Intercultural Contexts: Literatures of Power, Place, and People
  • ELIT 430 - Library Materials for Young Adults
  • ELIT 445 - Ancient Classics
  • ELIT 490 - Senior Capstone
  • ENGL 150 - English Major Qualification
  • ENGL 301 - English as a Second Language: Issues and Trends
  • ENGL 302 - English as a Second Language: Strategies and Methods
  • ENGL 317 - Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 460 - Senior Research Project in English 
  • ENGL 202 - Grammar and Its Consequences; OR ELIT/ENGL UD Elective
  • ENGL 307 - Creative Writing: Poetry; OR ENGL 308 - Creative Writing: Poetry; OR ENGL 313 - Expository Writing
  • ENGL 476 - Practicum: English as a Second Language

Your Choices

In addition to the required courses, the English Department allows you to select one course from the many English courses offered that fit your interests and schedule.

Also select one course from the following cultural classes:

  • INDV 250 - Cross-Cultural Experience
  • HIST 356 - Natives and Strangers
  • SOCI 150 - Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI 230 - Multicultural Relations

Required Cognates

  • COMM 330 - Intercultual Communication
  • Intermediate Foreign Language (may be waived)