The Linguistics minor consists of any five linguistics courses approved by the coordinator of the linguistics program. It is highly recommended that English 405 or Linguistics 405 (or 505) be one of the five.
TESOL minor (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
The TESOL minor is a set of courses that are related to teaching English to speakers of other languages. This minor is intended primarily for students who are interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages, but it is also appropriate for students who are going into social work or other professions that require regular interaction with nonnative English speakers.
The TESOL minor will not certify students to teach in NH public schools (K-12). For that purpose, students need to complete the ESL certification program which is offered at the graduate level by the Education and English departments. However, the coursework in this minor will provide a very good start for students who want to later pursue ESL certification or an MA in TESOL at UNH or another institution.
Description of curriculum and requirements
The TESOL minor requires the following five (5) courses:
- ENGL 715 TESL Theory and Methods
- ENGL 716 Curriculum, Materials, and Assessment in ESL
- One course on the structure of English
o ENGL 791 English Grammar; or
o ENGL/LING 405 Introduction to Linguistics
- Two electives from the list of approved TESOL electives
o COMM 522 Acquisition of Language
o ENGL 791 or ENGL/LING 405, whichever was not taken before
o ENGL/LING 719 Sociolinguistics Survey
o ENGL 727 Issues in Second Language Writing (WI)
o ENGL 752 History of the English Language (WI)
o ENGL/LING 790 Special Topics in Linguistics (when offered on a TESOL-related topic) (WI)
o LLC 791 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching
o Special topics courses that are related to TESOL
(The TESOL coordinator can provide you with a list of available courses for a particular semester.)
Students must receive a C- or better in each course and a 2.00 GPA in the five courses. No more than 8 transfer credits will be accepted.
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