Why Study Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)?
TESOL emphasizes teaching aspects of English in non-English speaking countries. Our TESOL program utilizes a variety of resources to prepare graduates including an English Language Transition program, ESL Tutoring Center, a Speakers' Corner and an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree program. We also coordinate placement of 60 native English speakers to South Korea’s Yeongjin University each year after graduation.
Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language and understanding of language variations.
- Design, implement and assess teaching tools.
- Develop comprehension of first and second language development.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Thoroughly understand English language structure.
Types of Courses
- International Short Fiction
- Introduction to International Relations
- Modern German-Speaking Cultures
- Non-Native Speakers of the Midwest
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Spanish Phonetics
- Structure of English
- World Cinema
As a TESOL major, you’ll have access to global programs designed to help you build a successful career. The Taiwan Teach Abroad Internship Program (TTAP) is a three-week summer internship program that earns students three credits in addition to a monetary stipend, free flight and room and board. Post-graduation, students can choose from 10 different villages/universities in South Korea to teach and work full time, earning a salary, healthcare, paid vacation and housing.
TESOL graduates are in high demand across the United States and abroad. Nearly half of all graduates pursue a career internationally, including roles like:
- ESL Teacher or Instructor
- English Language Program Coordinator
- Government or Community Coordinator
- Human Resources Coordinator
- Research Director