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Study Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Otago

International graduate

Overview

TESOL is an acronym for both the study and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. TESOL has become an enormous international education industry. For instance, a recent British Council estimate indicates that half the world's population will be speaking or learning English by 2015, and that two billion people are expected to start learning English and three billion will speak it within a decade. More qualified TESOL practitioners will be required and recruited from English-speaking countries than ever before.

TESOL is available as a minor subject for several degrees. Taught by the Linguistics programme, the minor will be extremely useful to students who intend to teach English as a foreign language in New Zealand or overseas, or to students who would like to seek temporary employment in English language teaching while travelling overseas.

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Contact details

Website otago.ac.nz/linguistics

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Minor Subject Requirements

TESOL as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

Two 100-level LING papers

36

200-level

LING 231  Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

One further 200-level LING paper or EDUC 252  How People Learn

18

18

300-level One of:
LING 319  Second Language Acquisition
LING 331  Advanced Topic in TESOL
LING 332  TESOL Practicum
18
 

This minor subject is not available to students majoring in Linguistics

 
Total   90

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