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If you want teaching your first language to become second nature for you, then the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at North Greenville University was made for you.

Through the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, NGU offers a new academic program in TESOL. Participants in this program have a great opportunity to influence many people in the world by helping them learn English. 

At NGU, TESOL serves as an add-on for any other degree program via the following formats:

  • Certificate (15 hours, 5 classes)
  • Minor (18 hours, 6 classes)
  •  Secondary component for the interdisciplinary studies major (18 hours, 6 classes) 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

  • Prepare for the English as a second language (ESL) and English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching fields
  • Become trained ESL/EFL teachers who uphold Christian values and possess the knowledge, skills, and behavior that foster competence in the profession
  • Create efficient ESL/EFL lessons, implement them, and assess the progress of students in ESOL/EFL/ESL classes

 

The curriculum for NGU’s TESOL program consists of five core courses every TESOL student completes. In addition to these five core courses, the minors and interdis majors studying TESOL also have to gain approval for and pass a relevant internship.

Program coordinators recommend you take TESL 1 before TESL 2, and TESL 2 and the English Internship should be the last two courses taken. Ideally, these two last courses should be taken in different semesters.

 

Prerequisites

 

For most English and linguistics courses, students must have already completed these courses first:

  • ENGL 1310 English Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 1320 English Composition and Literature
  • LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics

 

Core Courses

 

  • LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 3325 Second Language Acquisition (SLA) – Includes field placement observations
  • ENGL/TESL 3317 (TESL 1) Teach English as a Second Language – Includes field placement observations
  • TESL 3XXX (TESL 2) TESL Practicum – Includes field placement observations and teaching
  • ENGL 3315 Advanced English Grammar

 

Internship

 

  • ENGL 4395 English Internship (in an ESL setting)

 

Course Sequence

1.5-Year Program

 

Year 1

Fall:    

ENGL 3315 Advanced English Grammar

LING 3325 Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

 

Spring:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics

ENGL/TESL 3317 (TESL 1) Teach English as a Second Language

 

Summer:

TESL 3XXX (TESL 2) TESL Practicum  

 

Year 2            

Fall:    

ENGL 4395 English Internship

 

2.5-Year Program 

Year 1            

Fall:

ENGL 3315 Advanced English Grammar

 

Spring:

LING 2320 Introduction to Linguistics

 

Year 2            

Fall:

LING 3325 Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

 

Spring:

ENGL/TESL 3317 (TESL 1) Teach English as a Second Language

 

Summer:

TESL 3XXX (TESL 2) TESL Practicum

 

Year 3

Fall:

ENGL 4395 English Internship


Students can apply for admission to TESOL at NGU  through the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics by contacting one of the following faculty members:

Dr. Victor M. Prieto

Chair of the Modern Languages and Linguistics Department

vprieto@ngu.edu