Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), Minor (478)

Program Coordinator

Trini G. Stickle, trini.stickle@wku.edu, (270) 745-5726

Program Requirements (19 hours)

The minor in teaching English as a second language (TESOL) will prepare students interested in linguistics and language teaching to pursue teaching opportunities in private corporations or overseas in both corporations and public schools.

Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Linguistics
English Language
Language and Communication (or the equivalent)
ENG 407Linguistic Analysis3
ENG 408Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics3
ENG 4692nd Language Acquisition Theory3
ENG 470Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language3
ENG 471Teaching English as a Second Language Practicum4
Total Hours19

In addition, all students will be required to complete two semesters of the same international language at the college level or the language requirements of the Colonnade Program. ENG 104, ENG 204 or ENG 302 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for ENG 407. ENG 407 is the prerequisite for ENG 408. ENG 471 must be completed at the end of coursework. Students who complete the TESOL minor and also qualify for teacher certification may also qualify for the TESOL endorsement.