Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Minor

Program Code: TESOL_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

The minor consists of 18 credit hours. All students are required to take four three-credit courses, for a total of 12 credits in the study of language use, culture and interaction, English as a global language, functional grammar and teaching methods.

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
APLNG 200Introduction to Language, Culture, and Social Interaction Keystone/General Education Course3
APLNG 210The Ecology of Global English Keystone/General Education Course3
APLNG 484Discourse-Functional Grammar3
APLNG 493Teaching English as a Second Language3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits of the following:6
First-Year Seminar in Applied Linguistics: Language as Social Practice Keystone/General Education Course
Multilingual Lives: Stories of Language and Culture Learning Keystone/General Education Course
Peer Tutoring for Multilingual Writers
Teaching American English Pronunciation
Teaching Second Language Writing
Introduction to Applied Linguistics
Theory: Second Language Acquisition

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Liberal Arts Academic Advising
814-865-2545
Use the Liberal Arts Majors and Minors web page to see the contact information for the specific adviser(s) of this program

Abington

Roxanna Senyshyn
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Communication Arts and Sciences
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7827
rms42@psu.edu

Career Paths

The TESOL Minor provides you with foundational knowledge, skills, and experiences for teaching English with adult English language learners in programs in the U.S. and around the world. These programs may be offered by literacy councils, non-profit or government organizations at the local, state, national or international level, public and private schools, faith-based groups, and other community-based organizations. The TESOL Minor is also excellent preparation for graduate work in TESOL and Applied Linguistics.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATE WITH A MINOR IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

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Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS
234 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-7365
lals@psu.edu

http://aplng.la.psu.edu/programs/tesol-minor

Abington

DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7827
rms42@psu.edu

http://abington.psu.edu/person/roxanna-senyshun-ph-d