The teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) minor is the perfect accompaniment to many other globally minded majors. With the TESOL minor, students can teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in grades K–12 and adult education settings around the world. Additionally, students can teach English as a second language courses for adults (non-K–12) in the United States. Many students use this minor to teach English abroad following graduation.
Local Hmong-American author Kao Kalia Yang said recently, ‘The job of the teacher is to harvest life, to harvest meaning.’ It is so fascinating to me how inspired I am, as an English content and language teacher, to send my future students chasing after meaning and to walk alongside them.
Double your languages, double your opportunities—opportunities for employment, career advancement, effective cross-cultural ministries, and travel enrichment!
At Northwestern, we are very proud to be able to offer a program of the highest international standards so that you can teach anywhere in K-12 classrooms within the United States and anywhere in the world. This flexibility is an amazing tool that the Lord uses throughout the lives of our program alums in amazing ways. I always love to hear about their most recent opportunities and adventures.
What will I learn?
You will develop effective written and verbal communication skills.