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 indicated that half the world's population would be speaking or learning English by 2015, and that two billion people were expected to start learning English and three billion would 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.
Minor subject requirements
TESOL as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc 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), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree
LING 231 Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
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LING 317 Child and Adult Language Development
LING 331 Advanced Topic in TESOL
LING 332 TESOL Practicum
Note: This minor subject is not available for students majoring in Linguistics.
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