Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Explore the World Through Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Are you interested in connecting with people from different languages and cultures?

With a degree in TESOL, you can:

  • travel the world to teach English to young learners, adults, university students, or professionals in the workplace
  • teach English to international students in the United States
  • support English language learners in K-12 schools

In addition to teaching, TESOL graduates also find rewarding careers as curriculum developers, home-school advocates, international student advisers, language program administrators, resource teachers, testing experts, teacher trainers, translators, interpreters, and tutors.

Which degree option fits you best?

English is used globally to communicate in business, tourism, education, technology, and diplomacy. When you are a student of the HPU TESOL program, you are part of the qualified teachers who can successfully teach English as a second language.

The HPU TESOL program has a well-deserved reputation for its practical, hands-on approach to language teacher development.

Depending on your needs, there are different options for TESOL degrees:

HPU TESOL students:

  • Experience language classes in a variety of settings both on and off-campus through
    • Classroom observations
    • Student teaching
    • Group or individual projects
  • Gain real-world professional experience by
    • Working as student tutors in HPU’s Center for Academic Success
    • Assisting with co-curricular and experiential learning activities for international students
    • Working in paid and volunteer positions off-campus, with literacy programs, language centers, and public schools conveniently located within easy walking distance or a short bus ride from HPU classrooms
    • Assisting professors in research projects
    • Presenting scholarly work and practical ideas at professional events

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BA TESOL – A Practical Program for International Connections Through Language


The BA TESOL program at HPU offers a student-centered approach to a degree with local relevance and global reach. BA TESOL students work closely with University staff and faculty on teaching and professional development projects to learn through hands-on experiences. With classmates who are domestic and international students, native and non-native speakers of English, and pre- and in-service teachers, students receive a global education while networking with peers and professionals from around the world.


What our students say

 

Why choose HPU for Your Bachelor of Arts in TESOL?

The TESOL program at HPU offers a student-centered approach to a degree with local relevance and global reach. BA TESOL students work closely with University staff and faculty on teaching and research projects to learn through hands-on experiences. With classmates who are domestic and international students, native and non-native speakers of English, and pre- and in-service teachers, students receive a global education while networking with peers and professionals from around the world.

 

BA TESOL Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will be prepared to demonstrate:


ATTITUDES of a professional: They are collegial toward their peers, enthusiastic toward the profession, and thoughtfully reflective about their teaching practices. They display personal, professional, and cultural sensitivity toward their students.

SKILLS of an effective language teacher: They possess excellent spoken and written English skills. They can critically evaluate ESL or EFL texts, prepare and teach effective lessons, apply sound principles in assessment and feedback, and respond appropriately to student needs in a given class.

KNOWLEDGE of the English language, language learning processes, and pedagogical principles: They can base their teaching on knowledge of the English sound system, grammar, and variations in context; the stages and complexities of second language learning; and communicative language teaching methods.

 

Admissions Requirements

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • $45 Application Fee
  • SAT I or ACT Scores (freshman only)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume

Have questions? Please contact the TESOL Program at tesol@hpu.edu.

A world of diverse career options

 NORTH AMERICA

  • English as a second language (ESL), in public, private, and language schools.
  • English programs serving immigrants of all ages
  • Foreign language programs
  • Immigrant service agencies (teaching languages other than English)
  • International student advising offices

 

OVERSEAS

  • Workplace English programs (particular in Asia)
  • Public and private schools
  • Specialized language schools

 

TESOL Career Options