2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor

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Program Description

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor in English acquaints students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a second or foreign language. Courses offer a combination of advanced work in applied linguistics with training in current methods of language teaching. Students may take TESOL courses in several different forms. In addition to graduate and undergraduate degree programs on the Wright State campus, students can study and learn abroad. Internships are available in Japan and China, as well as in Southwestern Ohio. Graduates of our program are teaching English all over the world, whether for the Peace Corps or in conjunction with international universities or English Language Programs. Domestically, TESOL graduates are teaching English in public schools, two-year and four-year colleges, or in intensive English programs; others are administering English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The TESOL program collaborates closely with our LEAP Intensive English program, giving minors extensive contact with Wright State’s international student body.

Admission Requirements


Any student eligible for admission to the College of Liberal Arts is eligible for admission to the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages minor in English. Non-native speakers of English seeking admission to any undergraduate major program in English must meet one of the following minimum language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL: 79

  • IELTS: 6.5

  • PEARSON PTE: 58, or

  • Satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL substitution


Learning Outcomes 

Students in the TESOL minor will be:

  • Able to master the nature of language, the structure of English, and the fundamentals of language teaching;

  • Able to develop a classroom pedagogy informed by their understanding of language.

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Program Requirements:

I. Minor

ENG 4710 is a pre-requisite for the minor

and either

Total: 15 Hours

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