TESOL Minors should seek advising with the TESOL Director each semester before registering for classes. Typically, the TESOL Advising Day occurs in early November (advising for the Spring semester) and early April (advising for the Fall semester). TESOL Minors can also visit the TESOL Director during office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: TESOL Director, Dr. Heather A. Linville315 Graff Main Hall 608-785-8326
Advice for New TESOL Minors
Follow these steps as you begin your Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) minor. For questions, contact the TESOL Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 785- 8326 at any time.Prerequisites1. Complete ENG 110, 112, 303, 304, 306, or 309 with a grade of B or better to demonstrate proficiency in English.2. Complete a 102-level foreign language class (taught in the foreign language) with a grade of B or better to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language. You can also demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by placing into a 201-level or higher foreign language class at UWL, receiving a foreign language score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam, or receiving a score of 70 or higher on the La Crosse Battery exam. Contact the TESOL Director for additional information if you are proficient in ASL or if you are a heritage speaker of a language other than English (e.g., if you speak Hmong in the home).Requirements1. Declare TESOL as your minor at the CLS office (235 Morris). 2. Take the following TESOL minor courses in your sophomore year if possible.
The TESOL Internship provides you with the opportunity to gain practical experience tutoring or teaching non-native speakers of English. The TESOL Internship is offered each semester, including summer and J-term. One credit of TSL 450 (TESOL National/International Internship) requires 35 - 40 hours of service in the field over the course of the semester (an average of 2.5 hours/week during a 15-week semester). Most TESOL Minors need to complete 3 internship credits. It is recommended that you complete no more than two credits at the same site or during the same semester. You will receive a pass/fail grade for the TESOL Internship. To receive a passing grade you must submit a monthly work progress report to Career Services and a reflective paper for each credit of TSL 450 you receive.You may complete your internship at a wide variety of internship sites, such as adult literacy programs, after-school enrichment programs, university-level ESL programs, or EFL programs abroad. Available sites every semester are the ESL Institute at UWL, the ELL Program at Western Technical College, and the MARC (pre-college tutoring) program at UWL, or you may propose your own. Prior approval for any internship site and the number of credits received is required.To apply for an internship:
TESOL Minor requirements
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For more information, please contact Dr. Heather Linville, UWL TESOL Director at email@example.com or 608-785-8326.