Taylor University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is an additional licensure available to all majors. Through the TESOL curriculum, you will learn to teach English to non-native speakers—people from different cultures, ages, educational backgrounds, and proficiency levels.
The TESOL program seeks to develop culturally sensitive, competent, knowledgeable, and caring TESOL professionals. This minor will help you teach more confidently overseas or in diverse communities, broaden your teaching perspective, and increase your marketability in any workplace.
The TESOL minor courses focus on increasing your cultural awareness and perspective on diversity in the classroom. You will learn the best teaching methods, become a grammar expert, and increase your cultural knowledge of the English language.
Students interested in TESOL can choose to concentrate on teaching Elementary-level students or Secondary Education students. Upon completion of the program, candidates obtain two teaching licenses from the Indiana Department of Education: the license for their particular grade level and a TESOL license. This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.