Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL: grades K-12)

Welcome to the UWL TESOL Program!

TESOL  = T eaching E nglish to S peakers of O ther L anguages

The TESOL Program prepares students to teach English as a second or foreign language to multilingual students in a variety of educational settings, both in the U.S. and abroad. The TESOL Program currently has four program options. No matter the pathway you choose, you will learn the knowledge and skills needed to teach English to multilingual individuals. You will take classes on linguistics, second language acquisition, cultural diversity, teaching methodology, and have practical teaching experiences. Follow the catalog link below each program option to learn more.

  1. EME/TSL (Elementary/Middle Education and TESOL)
    Students who choose this option graduate with a Wisconsin public school teaching license to teach English as a second language in grades K-12 and are dual-certified to teach grades K-9.
    [link to catalog page: http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/educationalstudies/elementary-middle-education-and-tesol/#majorrequirementstext]

  2. SPA/TSL (Spanish Education and TESOL)
    Students who choose this option graduate with a Wisconsin public school teaching license to teach English as a second language in grades K-12 and are dual-certified to teach Spanish in grades K-12.
    [link to catalog page: http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/globalcultureslanguages/spanish-education/index.html#majorrequirementstext]

  3. FRE/TSL (French Education and TESOL)
    Students who choose this option graduate with a Wisconsin public school teaching license to teach English as a second language in grades K-12 and are dual-certified to teach French in grades K-12.
    [link to catalog page: http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/globalcultureslanguages/french-education/#majorrequirementstext]

  4. TESOL Minor
    This pathway is for non-Education majors and prepares students to teach English as a foreign language abroad or English as a second language in non-public schools in the U.S. Students who choose this option will not receive a teaching license.
    [link to catalog page: http://catalog.uwlax.edu/undergraduate/educationalstudies/tesol-minor/]

Read stories about TESOLers and find the digital stories created by TESOLers and English learners here! [link to https://www.uwlax.edu/educational-studies/news2/].

 

Contact information

Heather Linville  Profile of Heather Linville  Office hours

Associate Professor
320 Morris Hall
hlinville@uwlax.edu
608.785.8326

Specialty areas:

Dr. Linville's main research areas are digital storytelling as translanguaging, advocacy for English learners (ELs), language teacher education, and language ideologies.