Undergraduate students who are not pursuing teacher certification in the College of Education but are interested in teaching English abroad or in adult programs in the US may add a TESOL minor.
Requirements (15 credits) include:
LIN 200 or 401 or ENG 302
LLT 307 (Teaching Methods)
LLT 346 (Pedagogical English Grammar)
LLT 361 (Second & Foreign Language Learning)
LLT 496 (Practicum in Adult ESL Teaching) - Spring Only Class
For information, contact Cindy Walter, undergraduate advisor.
TESOL STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN JAPAN
See the “Teaching English in Japan” summer program.
Comments from Kayla Cragg who completed a Service-Learning Honors Option as part of the LLT 307 course:
"My role as a volunteer assistant English teacher with the Refugee Development Center was assisting in the beginner-level adult ESL class. The students were from a variety of different countries and had varying levels of English proficiency - some students struggled with the alphabet, while others were able to speak and comprehend basic sentences in English. No matter their proficiency, though, everyone seemed to enjoy class and make a genuine effort to engage with us volunteers. Completing my Service-Learning Honors Option with the Refugee Development Center reaffirmed how much I love teaching English and working with international students. The Service-Learning Honors Option gave me the opportunity to apply my coursework in an authentic and meaningful way, and served as a perfect reminder of why I chose to pursue the TESOL minor."