The TESOL Minor is an excellent addition to a bachelor's degree, especially for those who wish to start teaching English to speakers of other languages in the US or abroad. The TESOL Minor introduces students to the fields of linguistics and language teaching and provides them with opportunities for practical hands-on classroom experience.
The HPU TESOL program has a well-deserved reputation for its practical, hands-on approach to language teacher development. Nearly all TESOL students take two practicum courses. In the first, they observe language classes in a variety of settings both on and off campus. In the second, they serve as assistant or autonomous student teachers. In addition, TESOL students often work as student tutors in HPU’s Center for Academic Success, assisting other students with English, world languages, math, and other subjects. They also find both paid and volunteer opportunities for professional development off campus. Literacy programs, language centers, and public schools are all located within easy walking distance or a short bus ride of HPU classrooms.
To ensure that our students are prepared for their required practicum experiences, for both paid and volunteer opportunities at HPU or elsewhere, and for a full range of employment opportunities following graduation, all TESOL students must complete a criminal background check. Details are included in the full policy statement (PDF).
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