TESOL minor opens your doors globally as an ambassador of the Anglophone culture.   TESOL minor opens your doors globally as an ambassador of the Anglophone culture.   TESOL minor opens your doors globally as an ambassador of the Anglophone culture.   TESOL minor opens your doors globally as an ambassador of the Anglophone culture.   TESOL minor opens your doors globally as an ambassador of the Anglophone culture.  

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Minor

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Why should I pursue a TESOL Minor at North Central College? 

The TESOL minor opens your doors globally as an ambassador of the Anglophone culture.  

TESOL is a versatile complement to any field of studies. As a recognized commodity in the international job market, with a TESOL minor you will be equipped with the pedagogical and cultural tools to teach English around the world. This minor enhances your multicultural awareness, and reveals your interest to promote communication among peoples of all backgrounds.

Some of the programs that TESOL Minor students have successfully applied to are: 

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program 
  • Peace Corps 
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program 
  • French Teaching Assistantships 
  • EPIK (sponsored by Korean government) 
  • German Teaching Assistantships 
  • Teach for China 
  • Other ESL private institutions in the U.S. 
  • Multinational companies to teach English online 

North Central College is one of the very few CCIW or the NAC&U associations to offer a full TESOL Minor -which is much stronger than a mere ‘certificate’. The program includes a guided practicum experience in the English Language Institute on-campus. 

The TESOL Minor will be a highlight on your resumé as it attests to your global awareness and communication skills applicable to any job setting. 

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

This minor is open to all students who are interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages, in U.S. private settings or abroad. No teaching background required.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Modern and Classical Languages.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 20 credit hours, including:

  • LANG 380 - Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Teaching ELLs

    LANG 380 - Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Teaching ELLs

    4.00 credit hours

    An overview of the theoretical foundations of ESL and bilingual education. Students are introduced to the historical, philosophical, political, social and educational issues that have contributed to models serving language minority students. A focus on second language acquisition and its impact on learning is provided. Historical trends and legal issues related to second language learning and bilingual education in the United States are discussed. Taught in English.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • LANG 384 - TESOL Methodologies

    LANG 384 - TESOL Methodologies

    4.00 credit hours

    A review of language teaching methods and classroom materials for English language learners in settings outside U.S. public schools. Methods of teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are presented and practiced, as well as methods of incorporating Anglophone culture in classroom activities. Includes the development, implementation and evaluation of lesson plans and materials. Taught in English.

    Prerequisite(s)

    LANG 382.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • LANG 385 - TESOL Field Experience

    LANG 385 - TESOL Field Experience

    2.00 credit hours

    Extended field experience in settings outside U.S. public schools, involving the observation, facilitation and teaching of lessons under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. Assignments include the creation and evaluation of lesson plans. Required: 15 field experience hours. Taught in English.

    Prerequisite(s)

    LANG 382. Concurrent enrollment in LANG 384.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • LANG 470 - TESOL Portfolio and Placement Planning

    LANG 470 - TESOL Portfolio and Placement Planning

    2.00 credit hours

    Creation, revision and compilation of language teaching artifacts related to the Teaching of English of Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Field. Includes preparatory work for placement in TESOL Institutions. Taught in English.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Instuctor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    COMM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    A study of the basic components involved in intercultural communication. Topics considered include, but are not limited to: cultural biases, cultural determinants of experiences and backgrounds, social perception, verbal interaction, nonverbal interaction and opinion leadership.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Junior standing.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, Global Understanding.
    iCon(s)
    Challenging Inequity, Thinking Globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ENGL 270 - Foundations of Language Study

    ENGL 270 - Foundations of Language Study

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to linguistic principles through a study of modern English. Students examine approaches to language and linguistics: morphology, syntax, phonetics and phonology and semantics. Child language acquisition, adult second language acquisition and recent developments in neuroscience and computer science are also introduced.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 101 and CARD 102.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Global Understanding.
    iCon(s)
    Thinking Globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

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