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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor includes studies in linguistics, education, teaching English as a second language, and courses focusing on other cultures. Students who choose this minor often major in business, education, nursing, reconciliation studies, or biblical and theological studies.

Why should I study TESOL?

English is an important tool in a global economy and interconnected world. With a TESOL minor, you’ll be prepared to equip others to advance their careers and interact with people from English-speaking cultures. 

What skills will I develop?

With a TESOL minor, you'll be prepared to:

  • Understand second language acquisition and teaching, particularly English
  • Develop leadership and advocacy skills
  • Teach group activities
  • Work with kids of multiple ages
  • Practice cultural awareness
  • Communicate across language barriers
  • Think on your feet
  • Cultivate resourcefulness and creativity
  • Look at your own language and culture from someone else’s perspective

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