Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)




The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate is designed to prepare students to teach English to people whose first language is not English. The courses in this certificate focus on the application of pedagogic, linguistic, and cultural knowledge in the second language classroom and adhere to the TESOL International Association standards. 

Career Application

Certificate holders are qualified to teach English as a foreign language in various teaching positions overseas, including K-12, college, and private tutoring settings. The certificate also enables students to teach adult learners in the U.S. and other English-speaking countries and work with immigrant and refugee populations in the U.S. through nonprofit agencies and private language schools.

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Study languages in their native contexts and gain greater understanding of the ways that language influences populations and cultures.

TALC Language Labs

Studying language at USU? Visit the Technology Assisted Language Center to print assignments, visit with tutors, and read native language media.

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