2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Minor

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Amanda Brown
Director, Linguistic Studies
HBC 323C


Core LIN faculty: Amanda Brown, Christopher R. Green, Gerry Greenberg, Rania Habib, Jaklin Kornfilt, Kenji Oda, Adam Roth Singerman, Maria Emma Ticio Quesada

Select affiliated faculty: Christine Ashby, James Dunagan, Alicia Hatcher, Anne Jakowenko, Stephanie McMillan, Patricia Moody, Beth Myers, Mario Perez, Cynthia Pope, Jonathan Preston, Sylvia Sierra, Julia White 


The minor in TESOL is an 18-credit level program focusing on the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. It prepares individuals for entry-level positions teaching English in a variety of educational, community, business, and government contexts, with the exception of public K-12 school settings.


Admission to the minor is open to currently enrolled undergraduate students at Syracuse University. Interested students are encouraged to contact the coordinator of the minor to develop a program of study.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use empirical evidence to describe the richness and intricacy of the English language.
2. Describe the principles and characteristics of language teaching methodologies as well as the current mainstream method.
3. Employ phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic and/or pragmatic analyses in their preparation for English language teaching.
4. Construct and implement prepared lesson plans.


Minor Requirements

Students must complete 18 credits, 12 of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Language Requirement:

One (three or four-credit) course in a language other than English or demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.

Elective Courses:

Students will choose two courses from an approved set as long as a total of 12 credits in the minor are taken at the 300 level or above.

Minimum Credits: 18


Elective substitutions may be made with the permission of the coordinator.

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