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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Minor in TESOL

Why Study TESOL?

The minor in TESOL is an 18-credit level program focusing on the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. It prepares individuals for entry-level positions teaching English in a variety of educational, community, business, and government contexts, with the exception of public K-12 school settings. For specific requirements, please consult the Course Catalog.

Sample Requirements

Students must complete 18 credits, 12 of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Required Courses

  • LIN 301 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis, OR
  • LIN 305 – Linguistic Structure of English, AND
  • LIN 321 - Introduction to Methodology of Teaching Languages: English/Foreign Language Teaching
  • LIN 422 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Languages: English/Foreign Language Teaching

Language Requirement

One (three or four-credit) course in a language other than English or demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.

Elective Courses

Students will choose two courses from an approved set as long as a total of 12 credits in the minor are taken at the 300 level or above.

Culture & Society

  • CRS 384 - Discourse and Society
  • CRS 430 - Intercultural Communication
  • LIN 373 - Language Variation and Change
  • LIN 374 - Topics in Sociolinguistics
  • LIN 381 - Global Communication Through World Englishes

Language Acquisition

  • CSD 422 - Development of Speech and Language
  • LIN 371 - Dimensions of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism
  • LIN 392 - Second Language Acquisition

Language Structure

  • CSD 316 - Introduction to Applied Phonetics
  • CSD 345 - Speech Science
  • ETS 325 - History and Varieties of English
  • ETS 410 - Topics in Forms and Genres
  • LIN 202 - Languages of the World
  • LIN 251 - English Words
  • LIN 301 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis
  • LIN 305 – Linguistic Structure of English
  • LIN 411 - Semantics of Human Languages
  • LIN 412 - Pragmatics: Meaning and Context
  • LIN 426 - Structure of Standard Arabic
  • LIN 431 - Phonological Analysis
  • LIN 441 - Syntactic Analysis
  • LIN 451 - Morphological Analysis
  • LIN 461 - Introduction to Historical Linguistics
  • SPA 435 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • SPA 436 - The Structure of Spanish
  • SPA 437 Intro to Spanish Linguistics

Learning Populations

  • CRS 331 - Interpersonal Communication
  • CRS 333 - Small Group Communication
  • CSD 303 - Communication in the Classroom
  • EDU 310 - The American School
  • EDU 321 - International Education for Transformation
  • EDU 355 - Fundamentals of Teaching for Non-Majors
  • ELL 301 - Tutoring English Learners in Schools within the US and Abroad
  • SPE 311 - Perspectives on Disabilities

Literacy

  • WRT 331 - Peer Writing Consultant Practicum
  • WRT 427 - Emerging Technologies in Professional & Technical Writing
  • WRT 428 - Studies in Composition, Rhetoric and Literacy
  • WRT 447 - Professional & Technical Writing in Global Contexts

Instructional Materials

  • IDE 201 - Integrating Technology into Instruction I
  • IDE 301 - Integrating Technology into Instruction II
  • IDE 401 - Integrating Technology into Instruction III
  • IDE 456 - Computers as Critical Thinking Tools
  • IDE 457 - Design of Online Courses
  • IDE 552 - Digital Media Production

Program Management

  • CRS 325 - Presentational Speaking
  • SOM 354 - Managing in a Global Setting