Why Study Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)?

Major/​Minor | English/​Language | CAS

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.



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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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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
  • Lexicology
  • Modern German-Speaking Cultures
  • Non-Native Speakers of the Midwest
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Spanish Phonetics
  • Structure of English
  • World Cinema


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Potential Careers

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


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