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Certificate Description

St. Louis Christian College offers a “Teaching English to Students of Other Languages” (TESOL) certificate. All courses meet the core standards established by the international TESOL Organization.

The program prepares students to teach English as a second language overseas where a TESOL certificate is required, and it equips students to teach ESL (English as a Second Language) as an outreach ministry through churches and Christian organizations in the U.S.  In addition, the program provides a solid preparation for students who desire to pursue a Master of Arts degree in one of many ESL/TESOL university programs.

The TESOL program appeals particularly to students enrolled in St. Louis Christian College’s Global Missions degree. These students can easily obtain both the Global Missions degree and the TESOL certificate in the traditional day program.

What You Study

The TESOL Certificate consists of 15 credit hours. The five courses are:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Social & Structural Linguistics
  • History of the English Language
  • Second Language Acquisition and Methods of Teaching
  • Assessment and Materials for Teaching Speakers of Other Languages

If you are considering working towards the TESOL Certificate, ask an Admissions team representative for more information.