teaching english to speakers of other languages minor
The TESOL / ENL Certificate is a total of 15 credit hours. There are four, three-credit courses and a three-credit practicum. For students wishing to minor in TESOL, additional coursework is added to the TESOL / ENL Certificate to total 22 credits.
TESOL Minor (22 credits total):
- Complete all requirements of the TESOL / ENL Certificate (15 credits)
- TE 336 Curriculum Development for TESOL /ENL (3 credits)
- Select a minimum of four credits from the following list of courses offered at HU (4 credits)
- EN 455 History & Structure of the English Language
- BR 331 Religions of the World (prerequisite)
- MI 233CO Contextualization
- MI 233LA Language Acquisition
- MI 233RS Regional Studies in Missions
- MI 365 History and Theology of Missions (prerequisite)
- MI 401 Intercultural Learning and Adjustment
Typical schedule of TESOL / ENL courses offered:
- TE 233: Fall and Spring semesters, Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- TE 234: Fall semesters, Thursdays 6:00 – 8:45 p.m.
- TE 235: Spring semesters, Thursdays 6:00 – 8:45 p.m.
- CO 322/MI 321: Spring semesters (occasionally Fall semesters), Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
- TE 395/396: Students may sign up for this course on an individual basis (fall, spring, summer, January-term)
Additional Practicum Information:
The length and duration of the practicum experience varies widely depending on context. All students must complete a 120-hour practicum, comprised of teaching hours, materials preparation, grading, and observation. Most education majors opt to complete their ENL Practicum and their Multicultural Practicum at the same time over the January term (approximately 2 ½ weeks) of their Junior year. Others complete their TESOL / ENL Practicum by joining ITS’ annual summer trip to China. This is also a 2 ½ week experience, and includes teaching primary and middle school Chinese students, as well as working with Chinese teachers of English. Still other students may choose to complete a TESOL / ENL Practicum locally by working with ELLs in Fort Wayne or another nearby city. Any number of local or foreign opportunities exist, ranging from a couple weeks to a couple months, depending on the student’s interest, schedule, and partner organization.