Expand Your Degree Options
The Institute for TESOL Studies offers programs to help students expand their minds and their career options. A wide variety of professionals and students of various majors find relevancy in having TESOL/EL training. Individuals working in education, missions, ministry, social work, international business, and numerous other fields benefit from earning their TESOL Certificate or state certification in teaching ELs (English Learners). As a result, ITS courses are typically evening classes that take place once a week, making it possible for traditional undergraduate students, as well as working adults, to earn their certification.
For public school educators or students majoring in education, ITS offers state certification in teaching ELs. This is the nomenclature used by the state of Indiana for ELs enrolled in public education. The certification in teaching ELs, approved by Indiana’s Department of Education, is an excellent complement to a professional teacher’s licensure.
What is TESOL?
TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and is the general nomenclature used in this field. More specifically, the TESOL Certificate equips students and professionals for overseas English teaching, community-based English instruction in the U.S., and church and non-profit outreach to refugees, immigrants, and U.S.-born ELs. In short, the TESOL Certificate is for anyone who is not a licensed public school educator in the U.S., but who works with English language learners overseas or in a native-English speaking country.
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On July 9, 2015, seven Huntington University teams will depart for five locations in China to lead English language camps. Since 2007, HU’s Institute for TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Studies has sponsored yearly English camps and training in China. The programming transpired as a result of the connections that Dr. Luke Fetters, director of the Institute for TESOL Studies at HU, has in China. From 1987 to 1997, Fetters served as director of a conversational...
In 2009, Jenaya Bonner graduated with a hope and a dream. A hope to spread the Word of God and a dream to witness overseas. Right now, she’s doing just that. Bonner left Huntington University in 2009 after earning a degree in missions with a cross-cultural focus. She also minored in educational ministries and Bible and religion. After graduation, she spent a year raising support and then...
Dr. Luke Fetters is the director of the Institute for TESOL Studies. From 1987 until 1997, Fetters served as the director of the English Language Program, a conversational English program for adults in Macau, China.