Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Minor

The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) minor is designed so that the student will gain a greater understanding of the English language and how to teach English to speakers of other languages.

Required Courses:

  • Second Lang. Acquisition & Cult. Div. (ENGL 3123) - 3 hrs*
  • Introduction to Linguistics (ENGL 3213)- 3 hrs*
  • Morphology and Syntax of English (ENGL 3313)- 3 hrs*
  • Methods of Teaching ESL (ENGL 4423)- 3 hrs*
  • Practicum in TESOL (ENGL 4513) - 3 hrs*

Course Descriptions:


ENGL 3213 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
3 hours
This course provides an introduction to phonology, morphology, and syntax. Attention is given to current theoretical approaches. The science of language in its descriptive and historical aspects is studied. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3313 GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE OF ENGLISH 3 hours
This course is a study of the grammar of English, using the most significant theoretical approaches. Both traditional grammar and transformational generative are emphasized. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 3413 DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3 hours
This course is the study of the English language from the time of earliest records, with emphasis on major external influences and internal changes which have shaped the present grammar, vocabulary, etc. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 4113 METHODS OF TEACHING WRITTEN ENGLISH FOR ESL 3 hours
This course presents objectives, methods, assessment, and philosophies of teaching composition and grammar to speakers of other languages. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 4213 METHODS OF TEACHING CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH FOR ESL 3 hours
This course presents objectives, methods, assessment, and philosophies of teaching the spoken language to speakers of other languages. Theories of second language acquisition will be studied. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

ENGL 4313 ESL STUDENT TEACHING PRACTICUM 3 hours
This course is based on observation and teaching experience in an ESL classroom or extensive practice in private tutoring with formal supervision. Prerequisite: ENGL 4113.