Minor in TESOL

Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages

Courses in the Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages minor offer students an exposure to the fundamental topics of language description, second language acquisition, and cultural-pragmatic or sociolinguistic aspects of language contact and second language acquisition as a preparation for effective EFL/ESL teaching.

Why Study Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages?

The field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, commonly referred to as TESOL, aims to produce students who are able to teach English to individuals who do not speak English as their primary language. TESOL instructors teach both abroad in the United States. 

Application Information

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.

Application Period

Applications are accepted year round and reviewed at the end of every September and February.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Alan Lin  Stevenson Hall 414G  alin@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-3425