ESL Endorsement & TESL Minor

 

Certified Arkansas teachers can add an endorsement in English as a Second Language by completing the four courses listed below and passing the Praxis 5362 examination. Each course is offered at both the undergraduate and the graduate level.

Tech students can add a minor in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) to any major by completing Engl 4023, Engl 4703, Engl 4713, Engl 4723 and two of the following: Engl 3013, Engl 3023, Engl 4733, or Fr/Ger,Span 4703.

English faculty who teach TESL courses include Dr. Stanley Lombardo, Dr. Paola Gemme, Dr. Rebecca Garvin, and Dr. Regina St. John.

Tech also offers an M.A. in TESOL and an  M.A. in English with a TESL emphasis.

 

 

Course

Description

Prerequisite

Engl 4023/5023

Second Language Acquisition. An investigation and analysis of the theoretical foundations of learning a second language as a guide to the effective teaching of English to limited English proficiency (LEP) students.

Engl 1023, equivalent, or permission of instructor

Engl 4703/5703

Teaching English as a Second Language. An investigation and practice in teaching different levels of English grammar, oral communication, comprehension skills, reading, and composition to foreign students.

Engl 1023, equivalent, or permission of instructor

Engl 4713/5713

ESL Assessment. An introduction to the tools, technicques, and procedures for evaluating the English proficiency and language development of ESL students.

Engl 1023, equivalent, or permission of instructor

Engl 4723/5723

Teaching People of Other Culture. An examination of cultural diversity in Arkansas and the United States, designed for prospective ESL teachers.

Engl 1023, equivalent, or permission of instructor