Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Minor
The minor in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is designed for students who may have the opportunity to use English teaching within the context of ministry in an intercultural ministry setting.
In this minor, students will examine the structure of the English language, linguistic patterns, TEFL principles and methods and best ministry and educational practice for building lessons and providing leadership in a TEFL classroom situation. As currently structured, this minor does not offer any recognized certification in TEFL. It is an introductory approach designed for practical application within an intercultural ministry setting.
- Understand the basic grammatical and structural qualities of the English language.
- Understand the basic concepts of linguistics.
- Develop and effectively implement lesson plans and activities to teach English to speakers of
In order to earn the minor in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, the student must complete a total of 14 credits from the following courses.
Required core courses for the minor:
- TFL221 TEFL Methods (2 cr.)
- TFL223 TEFL Practicum (2 cr.)
An additional 10 credits from the following:
- LNG111 Introduction to Linguistics (2 cr.)
- TFL321 Curriculum and Assessment Materials Development (3 cr.)
- TFL421 Teaching Grammar to Non-Native Speakers (3 cr.)
- TFL422 TEFL Capstone (2 cr.)
- CHM331 Strategic Plan Development (TEFL emphasis) (3 cr.)
- CHM431 Local Ministry Study Lab (TEFL emphasis) (3 cr.)
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- Working in ministry organizations that offer assistance to individuals to develop conversational English as part of their ministry model.
- Working in ministry organizations that offer English teaching (schools, after-school programs, etc.)
- Ministering by teaching English to at-risk women and children
- Ministering in a Christian preschool program as an English instructor
*The individual minors and concentrations are in development and are therefore subject to change.