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Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

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  • Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • M.A. in TESL (See Linguistics/TESL in the Catalog)
  • TESL Certificate

Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language

The Program

The TESL Minor Program in the College of Humanities incorporates courses in Anthropology, Chicana/o Studies, Communication Studies, Education, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Linguistics and Sociology. The objective is to prepare candidates to teach English to speakers of other languages. Course substitutions may be made only with the written approval of the Linguistics/TESL coordinator.

Academic Advisement

The Teaching English as a Second Language Program helps students select the program and courses that best satisfy their individual needs and inter- ests. Contact Coordinator Evelyn McClave at (818) 677-5019 to schedule an appointment. The College of Humanities (COH) Student Services Center/EOP reviews students’ progress to ensure that the requirements of a Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language are fulfilled. Call (818) 677-4784 or (818) 677-4767 to schedule an appointment with the COH Student Services Center/EOP.

Program Committee

Fredric Field (English), Catherine Jackson (Communication Disorders and Sciences), Anna Joaquin (Linguistics/TESL), Bessie Karras-Lazaris (Intensive English Program), Sharon Klein (English), Rebecca Litke, (Communication Studies), Kenneth Luna (Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures), Evelyn McClave (English), Sabrina Peck (Elementary Education), Ana Sánchez-Muñoz (Chicana/o Studies), Enchao Shi (English)

Adjunct Faculty

Joseph Galasso, Shadi Ganjavi, John Gides, Cynthia Hagstrom, Terrie Mathis, Christina M. Scholten, Wendy Snyder