Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Description: 

The B.A. in TESOL prepares professional teachers of English to speakers of other languages with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach both children and adults effectively in a wide variety of cross-cultural settings. You'll be prepared for leadership roles in TESOL and for living and teaching in another country or culture.

What You'll Learn 

  • Basic understanding of linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (SLA).
  • How to use of materials, methods, and procedures appropriate for effective second-language teaching.
  • How to plan and develop lessons for teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • How to apply principles and rationale for using English language teaching as a means of ministering cross-culturally.

Program Length 

This 120-credit-hour degree can be completed in 4 years.

Why Study TESOL at CIU?

• Our professors are seasoned veterans in TESOL and are experts in the field.
• The program has a proven track record of placing qualified English teachers around the world.
• The program equips you in intercultural ministry skills.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Minimum 120 semester hours
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of CIU coursework
  • Completion of a biblical studies core that includes 18 hours of Bible, theology, and ministry courses and at least 12 hours of additional interdisciplinary Bible-related courses
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours of general education
Opportunities: 

A B.A. in TESOL equips students to:
• Teach adults in language institutes and universities in the United States and around the world.
• Teach ESL to K-12 students in the United States.
• Teaching English in the midst of ministry and mission work.

Admission Requirements: 
  • Online application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official high school transcript or successful completion of General Education Development (GED) Testing Program
  • Applicants who have attempted 12 or more college credits post-high school must provide official college transcripts of all work completed or in progress. Recommended college grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (those with a GPA under 2.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis)
  • Signed Statement of Understanding document (completed during the first course)