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

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TESOL emphasizes teaching aspects of English in non-English speaking countries. Our TESOL program utilizes a variety of resources to prepare graduates including an ESL Tutoring Center, a Speakers' Corner and an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree program.


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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

  • Acquisition of Language
  • Assessment and Teaching in TESOL
  • Intro to TESOL: Reading and Writing
  • Non-Native Speakers of the Midwest
  • Pedagogical Grammar
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Structure of English
  • Techniques in Tutoring: TESOL Practicum 
  • Theory and Methodology of TESOL
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Potential Careers

TESOL graduates are in high demand and pursue roles like:

  • English Teacher or Tutor
  • English Online Teacher
  • English Assessment Designer or Administrator
  • English Learning Materials Developer
  • English Language Program Coordinator
  • Language Program Coordinator or Manager
  • Teacher Trainer


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