Taylor University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program is an additional qualification 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 qualification will help you teach more confidently overseas or in diverse communities, broaden your teaching perspective, and increase your marketability in any workplace.
The TESOL courses focus on developing your understanding of second language acquisition, how English as a new language is taught and learned, and cultural awareness. You will learn how people acquire new languages, teaching methodology, and English grammar.
Students in any major can add one of these programs:
Students in any education major can also add the TESOL licensure to their teaching credentials by adding one course to the TESOL Certificate. The TESOL licensure is a K-12 endorsement.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
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