English Language Teaching

The English Language Teaching Department uses two distinct programs to stimulate understanding and collaboration between linguistically and culturally diverse populations, foster effective language education, and advocate for the needs of international visitors and immigrants in the community.

ESL Program (English as a Second Language)

Are you a non-native English speaking student looking to strengthen your English? Our ESL program, the Institute for English Language Studies, provides more than just English language classes. In addition to taking courses in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture from highly qualified ESL teachers, you will experience life at an American university. You will live in a residence hall with other Taylor University students and participate in our residence life programs. You will also have opportunities to be involved in a variety of clubs and organizations that help increase your language skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.

TESOL Program (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Do you want to teach English to non-native speakers? Do you enjoy getting to know people from different cultures and language groups? Are you interested in working with non-profit organizations? Our TESOL program (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) will provide you with skills and opportunities to teach English to people from different cultures, ages, educational backgrounds, and proficiency levels. Adding a TESOL certificate or minor to your academic major is a great way to broaden your experience and increase your marketability in the workplace. 

Take The Next Step

Watch these videos from the English Language Teaching Department. Schedule a campus visit and see for yourself how Taylor provides opportunities to learn English and learn to teach English.

"TESOL and ESL provide bridges of connection with people of other cultures both in the U.S. and throughout the world. The English Language Teaching Department prepares you with knowledge and skills to make an impact in today's world."
                                         - Dr. Charlie Brainer

Renata Kantaruk discusses the TESOL program and the importance of being globally minded.Renata Kantaruk, Instructor of TESOL, discusses the TESOL program and the importance of being globally minded.

 

Jack Peterson discusses the Institute for English Language Studies and the international student experience.Jack Peterson, ESL Program Director and Assistant Professor of English Language Teaching, discusses the Institute for English Language Studies and the international student experience.