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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English and Linguistics - TENL (TESOL) Program


The Teaching English as a New Language (TENL) Program is carefully designed to prepare students for teaching English to speakers of other languages in a variety of learning venues world-wide. The Program offers six required courses (18 hours) that familiarize students with the major theoretical perspectives, pedagogies, and resources of teaching English as a new or additional language. The capstone Practicum provides students with real-world experience through teaching English language learners in classroom settings.

The TENL Program, which matches most other such programs nationwide, leads to either of two career outcomes, the TENL Certificate and the ENL License. The Program also allows students to build an excellent foundation for continued academic study in linguistics and applied linguistics. 

For additional information, contact the department office at 260.481.6841, or drop by the Liberal Arts Building, room 145, during regular office hours.


Program Director:

Shannon T. Bischoff