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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The Record and Red Cents receive state awards

Goshen College students involved with campus publications were recently honored for their work at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) competition for print media. ICPA presented awards at its annual conference on April 11 in Indianapolis. Among the winners were staff members of The Record, the student newspaper, and Red Cents, the student arts journal.

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GC students publish Pinchpenny Press chapbooks

Goshen College’s Pinchpenny Press released four student chapbooks, an anthology of nonfiction essays and a creative arts magazine this month. Pinchpenny Press publishes chapbooks for students, faculty and friends of Goshen College. The program began in 1969 and has since produced 188 books.

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Goshen College making strides toward becoming intercultural campus - The Elkhart Truth

Goshen College has led a robust effort over the past decade to attract international students and become an intercultural campus.

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Marta Brunner '89 named head librarian at Skidmore College

Marta Brunner, head of collections, research and instructional services in the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA, has been named the new college librarian at Skidmore College.

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Gundy to speak about ‘Poetry, the Sleeping King, and Creative Doubt’ on Oct. 21

Jeff Gundy, an award-winning writer on the cutting edge of poetry and creative nonfiction and a central figure in Mennonite literature, will give a presentation on “Poetry, the Sleeping King, and Creative Doubt” on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing.

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