Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Minor

Get prepared for positions as an English language teacher globally and in community-based programs in the US with Hamline’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) minor.

As part of this minor, you’ll complete a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate and gain highly practical skills for planning and teaching English to speakers of other languages. In addition, you will also gain linguistic and theoretical understandings of the intersections between language, culture, and second language acquisition.

TESOL minor faculty

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages minor is an interdisciplinary minor, which means that courses are taught by faculty across a number of departments. You’ll learn about other fields of study and work with faculty outside of your major, including faculty in the following areas:

Anthropology faculty

English and communications studies faculty

Modern languages faculty

School of Education and Leadership faculty

Ideas for complementary majors

The TESOL minor is a valuable addition to many majors. The following major pairs extremely well with this skills-based minor.



English and communication studies