The English as a Second Language (ESL) concentration allows students to focus beyond
their core English literature, language, and writing courses. Specialized study in ESL
methods and in language assessment provides students with the basic skills needed to
teach ESL in the US and abroad.
ESL majors must choose 12 hours from the following list following the program notes
as outlined below and in the Undergraduate Catalog.
- 4530 Practicum in ESL
- 4531 Methods and Techniques in ESL
- 4532 Skills, Approaches, and Assessment for ESL
- 4533 Issues and Techniques in English as a Foreign Language
Students are encouraged to take 4531 and/or 4532 as part of their concentration.
Students may apply up to 6 hours of courses chosen from Language and Linguistics
toward the ESL concentration.
Students may apply up to 6 hours of English 4530 (Practicum) toward their concentration.
See also the Linguistics Undergraduate Concentration
Teacher Licensure for Tennessee
English Undergraduate Catalog
English Undergraduate Advising