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The TESOL Certificate at Covenant College


The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares students who desire to teach English to non-native English speakers. Students explore the fields of education, linguistics, English, and foreign languages to better understand how languages work and how to effectively teach a foreign or second language.


A TESOL certificate can lead to...

   Graduate school, further education, and research

   Practicum opportunities - recent alumni have worked with New City Fellowship, Brainerd Baptist Church, ELIC, and the Chattanooga Public Library

   Employment opportunities in teaching or missions

Required Courses
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Methods in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • TESOL Practicum
  • Second Language Acquisition
Choose from a variety of electives, including:
  • French Phonetics and Diction
  • German Phonetics and Diction
  • Syntax
  • Special Topics in TESOL
  • Child Language Acquisition
View the course catalog for details
Intercultural Studies
Choose one intercultural studies course from the following:
  • Living and Working in a Multicultural Context
  • Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Interpersonal Communication
“A certificate in TESOL provides opportunities to share the love of Christ with others through teaching English to students of all ages, either domestically or internationally.”
- Dr. Brianne Stambaugh, assistant professor of foreign language
Dr. Brianne Stambaugh
Assistant Professor of Foreign Language
 Email Dr. Stambaugh