English has become the most widely used language in the world today and there is great demand for trained professionals to teach with integrity. The mission of the TESOL minor is to prepare students for service in North America with immigrants, refugees, and international students, as well as for mission opportunities around the world through teaching English as a second or foreign language.
Students who complete 18 credits of course work with a grade of "C" or higher as prescribed below are eligible for a TESOL concentration within the Intercultural Studies major or a minor in addition to another major. Students will also receive a certificate. Sixteen of these credits must be completed at Biola University.
Students desiring the minor/certificate must complete a departmental application, usually after completing the courses listed below. Students for whom English is not a primary language must have a TOEFL score of 100 iBT or the equivalent, plus demonstrated oral and written proficiency.
|INAL 300||Introduction to Language and Linguistics||3|
|or INAL 313||Language and Culture Learning|
|or INCS 310||General Linguistics|
|or ENGL 351||General English Linguistics|
|INTE 309||Grammar for English Teachers||3|
|INTE 421||Introduction to TESOL: Adult||3|
|or ENGL 353||Introduction to TESOL: Adult|
|INTE 427||Materials Evaluation and Preparation||3|
|INTE 433||Ethics, Values, and Intercultural Communication for TESOL Professionals||3|
|INTE 492||Practicum in TESOL I||3|