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TESOL Concentration

The knowledge and ability to effectively teach a second language is dependent on Linguistics, the scientific study of a language.  Coursework in this concentration covers theoretical, methodological and pedagogical issues in second language teaching and learning.  A variety of concepts within both theoretical and applied linguistics are developed.  Additional coursework is required for the certification and students are encouraged to begin taking courses early in their Junior year. Meet with the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program advisor for more information.

  • 18 units required
  • Check for pre-requisites before enrolling

* Students are encouraged to complete a TESOL certificate.  More info below.

COMS 316 Intercultural Communication 4
ENGL 290 Introduction to Linguistics 1 4
or ENGL 390 The Linguistic Structure of Modern English
ENGL 497 Theories of Language Learning and Teaching 4
ENGL 498 Approaches to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 4
ENGL 499 Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 2
Total units 18

Both ENGL 290 and ENGL 390 are required for the TESOL certification.


TESOL Advisor

Advisor: Alicia Moretti
Office: Bldg. 20, Room 133J
Phone: 756-7114

TESOL Certificate

For more information about the TESOL Certificate, please visit

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