TESOL Undergraduate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The TESOL majors, minors, and graduate programs in the English Department are designed for both native and nonnative speakers of English. Graduates in these programs are prepared for employment in teaching English to speakers of other languages in the United States and in other countries.

Students take courses in language acquisition, theory and practice of teaching English as a second or foreign language, pedagogical grammar, linguistics, and cultural studies. Some of these programs enable students to acquire certification in teaching English as a second language in grades K-12.

TESOL Majors in Liberal Arts and in Education
Highlights of the TESOL Major include:

  • Taiwan Teach Abroad Internship Program (TTAP)
    Three weeks in July, free flight, complimentary room and board, paid $750 stipend, and 3 US credits.
  • Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village (DGEV) in South Korea
    DGEV is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Yeungjin University (Daegu, South Korea). The purpose of the Village is to offer additional training to students of all ages in the usage of the English language in an experiential learning environment.

TESOL Minors in Liberal Arts and in Education

TESOL Faculty

Temple in TaiwanThe Taiwan Teach Abroad Program offers UWRF English/TESOL students an opportunity to live, work, and learn for one month in Taipei, Taiwan.
Program Leader: Alex Hatheway (

Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village

The Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village entered into an agreement with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in order to provide specialized English programs and high quality teachers.
Contact: Jane Miller - Korean Partnerships (








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