UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

English

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 Major - Liberal Arts

36-38 Total Credits


Foreign Language Requirement
Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in language study of a single foreign language, which can occur through two years of high school study, four semesters of university study, or other equivalent means of demonstrating proficiency in foreign language study.  This foundation requirement is not included in the number of credit hours needed for the major proper: the foundation requirement of two years of foreign language study is separate from the Directed Electives.

Required Courses  24 cr. hrs.
ENGL 211 Intro to TESOL: Reading and Writing. 3 cr.
ENGL 220 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 322 Acquisition of Language 3 cr.
ENGL 360 Theory and Methodology of TESOL 3 cr.
ENGL 373 Techniques in Tutoring: TESOL Practicum 3 cr.
ENGL 420 Pedagogical Grammar 3 cr.
ENGL 351 Phonetics and Phonology 3 cr.
ENGL 475 Assessment and Testing in TESOL 3 cr.

Directed Electives 12-14 cr. hrs.
This requirement can be fulfilled through a combination of language study, study abroad, and courses listed in section 5 below or through courses selected from section 5 alone.  Appropriate study abroad programs would include those with whom UWRF has associations, such as The Hessen Exchange in Germany, Wisconsin in Scotland, Wisconsin in China, and University of Guadalajara in Mexico.  TESOL/MODL (German, Spanish, for examples) double majors may fulfill the directed electives with 12 credits chosen from the MODL courses listed in section 5 below.

Select among:
1. Language Option 0-8 cr. hrs.
Select 0-8 credits from among 201, 202, 301, 302, and 401 from one of the following languages: Chinese, German, Japanese, or Spanish. (Students cannot double-count courses taken to satisfy the foundation language requirement above for this directed electives category.)

2. Semester Abroad Research 0-6 cr. hrs.
A TESOL-based ENGL 378 or any department's 378, that is based in the discipline of TESOL and has an advisor or co-advisor from TESOL may be used to fulfill this requirement with prior approval. Requires department approval and may be added to a student’s DAR by program exception signed by the chair of the Department of English.

3. Semester Abroad 0-6 cr. hrs.
INTS 377  Semester Abroad: Europe
Credits earned in Semester Abroad or the International Traveling Classroom could be used to meet this requirement.  Courses other than INTS 377 need to be approved prior to engaging in the experience as appropriate to the TESOL major by the chair of the Department of English and may appear in this category on the DAR by program exception form signed by the chair.

4. Select up to two of the following courses 0-6 cr. hrs.
ENGL 379 Cooperative Education and Internship II 3 cr.
MODL 376 Mexico: A Cultural Experience 3 cr.
HIST 371 Study Tour Research: China or Italy 3 cr.

5. Select from the following courses to fulfill the Directed Electives component 0-12 cr. hrs.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 317 East Asian Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 441 20th Century International Fiction  3 cr.
ENGL 442 World Cinema 3 cr.
ENGL 450 Non-Native Speakers of the Midwest 3 cr.
GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survey of German Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
SPAN 350 Spanish Phonetics 3 cr.
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Profession 3 cr.
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3 cr.
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3 cr.
COMS 213 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
ECON 312 Political Economy of Discrimination 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asian and Oceana 3 cr.
HIST 201 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 202 Introduction to Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 204 United States Immigration and Ethnic History 3 cr.
HIST 209 Introduction to African History 3 cr.
HIST 333 Silk, Spices, and Silver:  The Making of the Global Exchange System to 1700 3 cr.
HIST 332 The Islamic Middle East to 1500 3 cr.
HIST 334 Modern China 1800 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 335 Modern Japan 1600 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 336 Traditional East Asia, Prehistory to 1800 3 cr.
HIST 349 Middle Eastern History and Politics 3 cr.
PHIL 245 Eastern Religions and Islam 3 cr.
SOCI 220 Sociology of Diversity 3 cr.
ANTH 231 / SOCI 231 Sociology of Globalization 3 cr.
ANTH 314 / SOCI 314 Faces of Culture 3 cr.
ANTH 322 / SOC 322 Race and Ethnicity 3 cr.
ANTH 331 / SOCI 331 Global Perspectives on Women 3 cr.
ANTH 338 / SOCI 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 3 cr.
POLS 212 The Politics of Equality and Inequality in the United States 3 cr.
POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
PSYC 385 Psychology of Prejudice and Racism 3 cr.

6. Required supporting course 3 cr. hrs.
MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts 3 cr.

TESOL Education Major

36-38 Total Credits

Teacher License, English as a Second Language,
Grades K -12, DPI Code: 1395
 

Foreign Language Requirement
Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in language study of a single foreign language, which can occur through two years of high school study, four semesters of university study, or other equivalent means of demonstrating proficiency in foreign language study. This foundation requirement is not included in the number of credit hours needed for the major proper: the foundation requirement of two years of foreign language study is separate from the Directed Electives.

Required courses 27 cr. hrs.
ENGL 211 Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3 cr.
ENGL 220 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 322 Acquisition of Language 3 cr.
ENGL 360 Theory and Methodology of TESOL 3 cr.
ENGL 373 Techniques in Tutoring: TESOL Practicum 3 cr.
ENGL 420 Pedagogical Grammar 3 cr.
ENGL 450 Non-Native Speakers of the Midwest 3 cr.
ENGL 351 Phonetics and Phonology 3 cr.
ENGL 475 Assessment and Testing in TESOL 3 cr.

Directed Electives 9-11 cr. hrs.
This requirement can be fulfilled through a combination of language study, study abroad, and courses listed in Section 5 below or through courses selected from Section 5 alone. Appropriate international programs would include those with whom UWRF has associations, such as Shih Hsin University in Taiwan, The Hessen Exchange in Germany, Wisconsin in Scotland, Wisconsin in China, and University of Guadalajara in Mexico. TESOL/MODL (German, Spanish, for examples) double majors may double count up to 12 credits of MODL language courses in this directed electives section with any combination of credits chosen from section 5 below.

Select among
1. Language Option 0-8 cr. hrs.
Select 0-8 credits from among 201, 202, 301, 302, and 401 from one of the following languages: Chinese, German, Japanese, or Spanish. (Students cannot double-count courses taken to satisfy the foundation language requirement above for this directed electives category.)

2. Semester Abroad Research 0-6 cr. hrs.
A TESOL-based ENGL 378 or any department's 378, that is based in the discipline of TESOL and has an advisor or co-advisor from TESOL may be used to fulfill this requirement with prior approval. Requires department approval and may be added to a student's DAR by program exception signed by the chair of the Department of English.

3. Semester Abroad 0-6 cr. hrs.
INTS 377 Study Abroad: Europe
Credits earned in Semester Abroad or the International Traveling Classroom could be used to meet this requirement. Courses other than INTS 377 need to be approved prior to engaging in the experience as appropriate to the TESOL major by the chair of the Department of English and may appear in this category on the DAR by program exception form signed by the chair.

4. Select from the following courses 0-6 cr. hrs.
ENGL 379 Cooperative Education and Internship II 3 cr.
MODL 376 Mexico: A Cultural Experience 3 cr.
HIST 371 Study Tour Research: China or Italy 3 cr.

5. Select from the following courses to fulfill the Directed Electives component 0-9 cr. hrs.
ENGL 230 International Short Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 317 East Asian Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 441 20th Century International Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 442 World Cinema 3 cr.
GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survey of German Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
SPAN 350 Spanish Phonetics 3 cr.
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Profession 3 cr.
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3 cr.
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3 cr.
COMS 213 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
ECON 312 Political Economy of Discrimination 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asian and Oceana 3 cr.
HIST 201 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 202 Introduction to Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 204 United States Immigration and Ethnic History 3 cr.
HIST 209 Introduction to African History 3 cr.
HIST 332 The Islamic Middle East to 1500 3 cr.
HIST 333 Silk, Spices, and Silver: The Making of the Global Exchange System to 1700 3 cr.
HIST 334 Modern China 1800 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 335 Modern Japan 1600 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 336 Traditional East Asia, Prehistory to 1800 3 cr.
HIST 349 Middle Eastern History and Politics 3 cr.
PHIL 245 Eastern Religions and Islam 3 cr.
SOCI 220 Sociology of Diversity 3 cr.
ANTH 231 / SOCI 231 Sociology of Globalization 3 cr.
ANTH 314 / SOCI 314 Faces of Culture 3 cr.
ANTH 322 / SOC 322 Race and Ethnicity 3 cr.
ANTH 331 / SOCI 331 Global Perspectives on Women 3 cr.
ANTH 338 / SOCI 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 3 cr.
POLS 212 The Politics of Equality and Inequality in the United States 3 cr.
POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
PSYC 285 Psychology of Prejudice and Racism 3 cr.

6. Required supporting courses 3 cr. hrs.
MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts 3 cr.

Teacher Education Courses - TESOL
In addition to the required TESOL major courses, students need to be admitted and progress through three "tiers" of the Educator Preparation Program. In each tier, candidates are evaluated as potential teachers. A GPA minimum of 2.75 is required in all professional education courses.

Teacher Education (TESOL) courses to be completed before admission to Tier I of the Education Preparation Program:

TED 100   Introduction to Teaching 3 cr.
TED 250   Educational Psychology for Teachers 3 cr.
ENGL 252   Multicultural Education: Language, Literature, Media, and Philosophy 3 cr.
SPED 330   Introduction to Special Education 3 cr.

Teacher Education (TESOL) courses to be completed before admission to Tier II of the Education Preparation Program:

TED 428   Techniques of TESOL 3 cr.

Student Teaching 12 credits
TED 421   Student Teaching Seminar 2 cr.
TED 472   Student Teaching - Initial 10 cr.
TED 474   Student Teaching - COST International 5 cr.
TED 479   K-12 Teaching Intership  5 cr.

TESOL Minor - Liberal Arts

24 Total Credits

This minor requires 24 credits of core courses and electives. Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in language study of a single foreign language, which can occur through two years of high school study, four semesters of university study, or other equivalent means of demonstrating proficiency in foreign language study. This foundation requirement is not included in the number of credit hours needed for the minor proper; the foundation requirement of two years of foreign language study is separate from the Directed Electives.

Required Courses 21 cr. hrs.
ENGL 211 Introduction to TESOL: Reading and Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 220 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 322 Acquisition of Language 3 cr.
ENGL 360 Theory and Methodology of TESOL 3 cr.
ENGL 373 Techniques in Tutoring: TESOL Practicum 3 cr.
ENGL 420 Pedagogical Grammar 3 cr.
ENGL 351 Phonetics and Phonology 3 cr.
ENGL 475 Assessment and Testing in TESOL  3 cr.

Required Supporting Course Work in Cultural Study 3 cr. hrs.
If you plan to earn 3 credits in an internship or traveling program appropriate to the discipline of TESOL, those credits may be used to meet this requirement. Credits that are approved prior to engaging in the experience as appropriate to the TESOL minor by the chair of the Department of English may appear in the category on the DAR by a program exception form signed by the chair. Otherwise, select one of the following:

ENGL 230 International Short Fiction 3 cr.
ENGL 232 Contemporary Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 306 Postcolonial Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 317 East Asian Film and Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 441 20th Century International Fiction  3 cr.
ENGL 442 World Cinema 3 cr.
ENGL 450 Non-Native Speakers of the Midwest 3 cr.
GERM 315 Classic and Modern German Film 3 cr.
GERM 352 Survey of German Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 341 Spanish Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 342 Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present 3 cr.
SPAN 345 Latin American Civilization to 1800 3 cr.
SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
SPAN 350 Spanish Phonetics 3 cr.
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 355 Survey of Latin American Literature I 3 cr.
SPAN 356 Survey of Latin American Literature II 3 cr.
SPAN 371 Business and Culture in the Hispanic World 3 cr.
SPAN 372 Spanish for the Trades and Profession 3 cr.
SPAN 452 Advanced Spanish Literature 3 cr.
SPAN 455 Advanced Latin American Literature 3 cr.
COMS 213 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
ECON 312 Political Economy of Discrimination 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asian and Oceana 3 cr.
HIST 201 Introduction to Asian Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 202 Introduction to Latin American Civilization 3 cr.
HIST 204 United States Immigration and Ethnic History 3 cr.
HIST 209 Introduction to African History 3 cr.
HIST 333 Silk, Spices, and Silver:  The Making of the Global Exchange System to 1700 3 cr.
HIST 332 The Islamic Middle East to 1500 3 cr.
HIST 334 Modern China 1800 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 335 Modern Japan 1600 to Present 3 cr.
HIST 336 Traditional East Asia, Prehistory to 1800 3 cr.
HIST 349 Middle Eastern History and Politics 3 cr.
PHIL 245 Eastern Religions and Islam 3 cr.
SOCI 220 Sociology of Diversity 3 cr.
ANTH 231 / SOCI 231 Sociology of Globalization 3 cr.
ANTH 314SOCI 314 Faces of Culture 3 cr.
ANTH 322/ SOC 322 Race and Ethnicity 3 cr.
ANTH 331SOCI 331 Global Perspectives on Women 3 cr.
ANTH 338SOCI 338 Global Perspectives on Health and Disease 3 cr.
POLS 212 The Politics of Equality and Inequality in the United States 3 cr.
POLS 260 Introduction to International Relations 3 cr.
PSYC 285 Psychology of Prejudice and Racism 3 cr.

Required supporting course work 3 cr. Hrs.
MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts 3 cr.

TESOL Education Minor

33 Total Credits


Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in language study of a single foreign language, which can occur through two years of high school study, four semesters of university study, or other equivalent means of demonstrating proficiency in foreign language study. This foundation requirement is not included in the number of credit hours needed for the minor proper; the foundation requirement of two years of foreign language study is separate from the Directed Electives.

Required Courses 24 credits
ENGL 211 Introduction to TESOL: Reading and Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 220 Structure of English 3 cr.
ENGL 322 Acquisition of Language 3 cr.
ENGL 360 Theory and Methodology of TESOL 3 cr.
ENGL 373 Techniques in Tutoring:  TESOL Practicum 3 cr.
ENGL 420 Pedagogical Grammar 3 cr.
ENGL 451 Phonetics and Phonology 3 cr.
ENGL 475 Assessment and Testing in TESOL 3 cr.

Directed Electives (required supporting courses) 9 credits
ENGL 450 Nonnative Speakers in the Midwest 3 cr.
MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts 3 cr.
TED 428 Techniques in Elementary/Middle School Education: TESOL  3 cr.

 

TESOL Faculty

Temple in Taiwan
A highlight of the TESOL major is the Taiwan Teach Abroad Internship Program (TTAP).  UWRF TESOL students live, work, and learn for one month in Taipei, Taiwan for three weeks.  Free flight, complimentary room and board, paid $750 stipend, and 3 U.S. credit hours.

DUE TO COVID-19 AND CURRENT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM ARE NOT BEING TAKEN AT THIS TIME.

Contact Us

English Department
english@uwrf.edu
715-425-3537
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