The TESOL minor is valuable to those interested in teaching or working with multilingual populations, or for teaching ESOL either in the U.S. or abroad
What is TESOL?
The Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)minor is designed to prepare students interested in teaching and/or working with multilingual learners. You’ll be introduced to topics in linguistics, grammar, theory and methods of language teaching, as well as curriculum development. You’ll also develop a greater awareness of world languages and cultures. The minor is primarily for students pursuing careers in teaching but is also appropriate for students interested in a range of professions that require regular interaction with a multilingual population, such as social work, workforce development, public health and management.
Why study TESOL at UNH Manchester?
The hands-on TESOL minor at UNH Manchester is valuable to those interested in teaching or working with multilingual populations, or for teaching ESOL either in the U.S. or abroad. As the cultural and linguistic diversity in K-12 schools continues to increase, the TESOL minor is an excellent addition to any student interested in public school teaching. For students interested in teaching abroad, the TESOL minor provides a competitive edge through hands-on initiatives such as the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. The minor is also attractive to students who are interested in using the credential to pursue overseas opportunities like the Peace Corps and World Teach.
Potential career areas
- Adult education
- English language programs
- Peace Corps
- Private language tutoring
- Social work
- Teach for America