Teaching English as a Second Language

minor

The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) minor is intended for undergraduates who might want to work in English language programs in the United States or abroad.

About this Program

Department Information

The Linguistics Department offers the Ph.D., M.A. (both thesis and non-thesis), B.A., and two undergraduate minors (the Linguistics minor and the TESL minor). A TESL certificate is offered at the undergraduate level, and a SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) certificate at the graduate level. We currently have almost 30 faculty (combining budgeted and affiliated personnel), well over 100 undergraduate majors, and approximately 40 graduate students.
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P.O. Box 115454
4131 TURLINGTON HALL
GAINESVILLE FL 32611-5454
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 Curriculum

All work must be completed at UF. Only LIN 3010 and LIN 4721 may count toward both a linguistics major and a TESL minor. Students may earn either the TESL certificate or minor but not both.

Required Courses

LIN 3010Introduction to Linguistics3
LIN 3680Modern English Structure3
LIN 4721Second Language Acquisition3
TSL 3360Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language3
TSL 3378Pronunciation for Teaching English as a Second Language3
Total Credits15