TESOL Major & Minor

If you’re passionate about intercultural communication and want the credentials to teach English anywhere in the world, a degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is right for you. Goshen College is one of the few colleges in the United States to offer a TESOL major, minor and K-12 teaching license. Our TESOL major emphasizes the importance of a global perspective, the power of language and the ability of story to connect people.

At GC, you’ll learn about linguistics, education and intercultural studies, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain real-world tutoring and teaching experience. Paired with an education degree, GC’s TESOL program will give you the necessary skillset and license to work with English language learners at the elementary or secondary level. In addition, you’ll get to travel abroad through our semester-long Study-Service Term to a developing country and teach English. TESOL graduates have landed English teaching jobs all over the globe: in U.S. public schools, adult education centers, and in schools from Paraguay to Egypt to Japan.

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TESOL students in action

Check out these photos of TESOL majors and minors working in a variety of EL classroom settings.

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Storyteller John Ruth to offer April lecture at Goshen College

John Ruth will offer a lecture about his new memoir, “Branch,” in Goshen College’s Newcomer Center Room 17 on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture, during which books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public.

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Goshen College students win state awards for newspaper, literary publication

Goshen College students involved with campus publications were recently honored for their work at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) competition for print media.

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Poet Julia Kasdorf to offer workshop, poetry reading at Goshen College

Award-winning poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf will offer a poetry reading in the Church-Chapel Koinonia Room on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the reading, during which books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public.

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Goshen College’s Pinchpenny Press releases new books

Goshen College’s Pinchpenny Press is releasing seven books this spring – three collections of student work and four authored by individual students.

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