Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) concentration consists of a coherent set of courses that are related to teaching English to speakers of other languages. This concentration is designed for students who are interested in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL). It will also be a good preparation for students who want to later pursue graduate studies in the MTESL program at ASU or in a similar program at another institution. Note that this concentration does not certify students to teach in Arizona public schools (K-12). Interested students should approach the TESOL certificate coordinator, a faculty member supervising the program, to discuss whether they could complete the 18 credits of the program as well as decide on the electives they would like to take.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
- All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
- All courses must be ASU credit.
- Students wishing to add this concentration must consult with the TESOL certificate coordinator, a faculty member supervising the program, in order to create a cohesive and comprehensive program of study.
Core Courses: 6 credit hours
ENG 213 Introduction to the Study of Language
ENG 484 Internship [TESOL] (3)
Theory/Methods: 6 credit hours
Note: ENG 404 Studies in Second Language Acquisition is a repeatable for credit course in specialized topics in second language teaching & learning; topics vary by semester and students are required to take one course in SLA theory, one course in TESOL methods and one additional course with a different topic.
ENG 404 SLA Theory
ENG 404 TESOL Methods
Linguistics Electives: 6 credit hours
Choose one course from each group below:
ENG 403 Semantics
ENG 404 Studies in Second Language Acquisition (with a different topic than theory or methods)
ENG 414 Studies in Linguistics
ENG 214 English Grammar and Usage
ENG 312 English in its Social Setting
ENG 313 Phonology and Morphology
ENG 314 Modern Grammar
ENG 413 History of English Language
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