Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) major prepares students to become English language teachers for college-age and adult learners. Students graduate with the professional skills and spiritual maturity necessary to build strong ministry relationships within an intercultural community. Through fieldwork tailored to each student’s passions and gifts, individuals receive hands-on English teaching experience, both locally and internationally, under the mentorship of experienced teachers. This “on-site” training allows students to develop their confidence and skills as they gradually assume full classroom teaching responsibilities.
When you have completed this program of study, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Biblical Studies. Your training in the TESOL major will prepare you for professional English teaching positions internationally, which may include teaching at high schools, colleges or universities, community language centers, English camps, specialized business/corporate language schools, or through mission agencies. Graduates who choose to work in the United States may find opportunities to serve through church-based English language ministries, adult workplace training courses, refugee/immigrant resettlement programs, advocacy organizations, or literacy councils.