Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)


Why minor in TEFL at CIU?

The ability to speak English is in demand around the world. People understand that they can travel, study and work abroad more easily if they can speak English. That’s where you come in. The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) minor develops knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language in a wide variety of cross-cultural and educational settings, offering a variety of ministry opportunities, as well.

Your Next Step

Review our course requirements and find out how a minor in TEFL can round out your bachelor's degree from CIU. 




The TEFL minor complements many of the other programs offered at CIU such as English, Intercultural Studies, and Teacher Education, opening doors of opportunity as you invest in the lives of people interested in learning the English language.

Featured Faculty: 
Joe LeTexier, TEFL Coordinator Joe LeTexier
TEFL Coordinator

B.A., Crown College; M.A., M.Div. Columbia International University

Tina Winchester, Adjunct Professor at CIU Tina Winchester
Adjunct Professor, Practicum and Internship Supervisor, TEFL/ICS

M. Ed., Clemson University, TEFL Certificate, Columbia International University