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Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

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The Minor in TESL prepares students to teach English to nonnative speakers of English, either in community programs in the United States or in overseas locations. The Minor provides understanding of how English works (ENGL/LING 219) and practical and theoretical applications in how English is taught to those who do not speak English natively (ENGL/LING 322, ENGL/LING 324, ENGL/LING 325, and ENGL/LING 425). The TESL Minor prepares students to cross cultural boundaries to learn about, interact with, and assist speakers of other languages in learning English, the leading global language today. A TESL Minor will help students become global citizens through interacting with and teaching those from around the world who come to the United States and by giving students skills that will allow them to live and work in other countries. All classes listed are requirements for the Minor in TESL (15 credits). A C or better is required in each course used to satisfy the minor. The minor must include at least 9 credits that are not used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement.

Contact Taylor Anne Barriuso barriuso@iastate.edu for more information. 

ENGL 219Introduction to Linguistics3
LING 322Language and Society3
LING 324Introduction to Teaching ESL Literacy3
LING 325Teaching Methods for ESL Learners: Oral Communication Skills3
ENGL 425Second Language Learning and Teaching3