Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Students with a minor in TESL explore teaching English as a second language (ESL) to immigrants and refugees as a future career and can prepare to teach English as an international language overseas.  In addition to four required language studies courses in the English department, students complete a semester-long (or equivalent) teaching practicum at an adult learning center in the Twin Cities or overseas at one of several sites.  The minor takes a critical perspective on language and English language teaching and learning and embraces linguistic variation and diversity.

This minor is offered in the College for Women only.


ENGL 2350Grammar in Practice4
or ENGL 3480 World Englishes: Past and Present
ENGL 2402Language in Society 14
or ENGL 3400W Language as Power
ENGL 2470Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)4
ENGL 3450Linguistics4
ENGL 3490Topics in Language Studies (Teaching English as a Second Language)4
ENGL 4602Internship2-4
or ENGL 4604 Internship
Total Credits22-24