TESOL major/minor

Student interacts with young children

Bluffton offers opportunities for a TESOL major or minor. Our TESOL licensure endorsement offers a unique learning experience for Bluffton students. 

Students who obtain the TESOL major or minor might be interested in teaching English more informally (such as in tutoring situations) or teaching English in other countries. Students do not need to have expertise in any other (non-English) language in order to teach English as a second language.

The TESOL minor is open to students from any major, however students majoring or minoring in Spanish have found the TESOL minor complements their Spanish studies.

TESOL conferenceOur students

RaeLee Hightower '18, an English and Writing major, chose a minor in TESOL because she wanted a degree to let her interact with people of different cultures and languages. 

"I really wanted an excuse to travel and experience new places as part of my future career. I love learning about languages, countries, and people, so adding a TESOL minor felt like a logical choice." 

RaeLee will be teaching English in Japan through the JET program (Japanese English Teachers)  in August of 2018.                                                                                                                           Students at Ohio TESOL conference 2017


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