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School of Undergraduate Studies 2022-2023 
School of Undergraduate Studies 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

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The TESOL minor is geared towards students who have desire to teach English to speakers of other languages. Students who complete the TESOL minor will:

  • Certified by Gordon College as TESOL-approved instructors;
  • Be qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages in a variety of international settings;
  • Understand the ministry-related opportunities that exist with the scope of TESOL

Upon completion of the minor, students will be able to:

  • Plan and implement TESOL instruction for a variety of child to adult learners;
  • Deliver TESOL instruction using a variety of digital and face-to-face learning environments’
  • Understand the linguistic nature and structure of English and be familiar with the basic linguistic elements of at least one other language;
  • Understand how culture and language are intertwined and how to incorporate the resident culture into TESOL instruction


20 credits from the courses below. Prerequisites required by a course do not count towards the TESOL minor unless they are also listed below.

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