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

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor


  • Minor
  • Undergraduate

20 credits

required for minor

20 credits

20 credits

required for minor

The teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) minor is the perfect accompaniment to many other globally minded majors. With the TESOL minor, students can teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in grades K–12 and adult education settings around the world. Additionally, students can teach English as a second language courses for adults (non-K–12) in the United States. Many students use this minor to teach English abroad following graduation.

Some classes in this minor include:
  • Structure of English Grammar
  • Language, School and Society
  • Theory of Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching Grammar for ESL - TESOL
  • ESL Curriculum and Assessment - TESOL
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Double your languages, double your opportunities—opportunities for employment, career advancement, effective cross-cultural ministries, and travel enrichment!
Feng-Ling Margaret Johnson

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Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.


Meet the entire department

Heather Walker Peterson, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Associate Professor of English

Heather Walker Peterson is interested in the ways in which language, written and spoken, influence spiritual...

Linda Humnick

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Humnick, a member of SIL International, specializes in discourse analysis and field linguistics and also...

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3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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