TESL Minor

TESL Minor (2010 and onwards)

To be granted a TESL minor, a student must complete, with grades of C or better 15 credits (5 courses) distributed as follows.  You must also have maintained a 3.0 GPA in these courses.  All course work must be completed at UF.  Note that the TESL minor is equal to the TESL certificate, minus a 3-credit internship. Students are allowed to enroll both in the minor and the certificate.

In order to add the minor, students must submit an Application to Add or Cancel an Undergraduate Minor to CLAS Advising in Farrior Hall. Students will need to obtain a signature on this form from the Linguistics Undergraduate Coordinator prior to submitting this form to the advising office. See the Undergraduate Studies page for current office hours.

Required courses (5 courses of 3 credits each):

    • LIN 3010  Introduction to Linguistics
    • LIN 4721 Second Language Acquisition
    • TSL 3360 Introduction to TESL
    • TSL 3378 Pronunciation for TESL (prereq: LIN3010)
      • This course is only offered during Fall semesters, with priority seating for students who have officially added the TESL minor
    • LIN 3680 Modern English Structure (Prereq: LIN3010)
      • This course has priority seating for students who have officially added the TESL minor

If you are a Linguistics major, only LIN 3010 and 4721 can overlap with the major. In order to graduate with the TESL minor, you need to have (had) at least nine additional courses that count specifically for the LIN major. If you have any questions about graduating with a Linguistics major and TESL minor, please contact the Linguistics Undergraduate Coordinator.

 

TESL Minor (Catalog year 2009 and prior)

All work must be completed at the university with grades of C or above.  The 18 hours should be distributed as follows:

Core courses (12 credits):

  • LIN 3010  Introduction to Linguistics
  • TSL 3360 Introduction to TESL
  • LIN 3680 Modern English Structure (Prereq: LIN3010)
  • LIN 4721 Second Language Acquisition (Prereq: LIN3010)

Electives (6 credits – take two from the following):

  • LIN 3201 Sounds of Human Language (Prereq: LIN3010)
  • LIN 3460 Structure of Human Language (Prereq: LIN3010)
  • LIN 4600 Survey of Sociolinguistics (Prereq: LIN3010)
  • ENG 4060 History of the English Language
  • LIN 4656 Gender and Language (Prereq: LIN3010)
  • TSL 3378 Pronunciation for TESL
  • ANT 3620 Language and Culture

 

Contact For More Information

For more information about the TESL minor, please contact the TESL coordinator, Dr. Paula Golombek, or the Linguistics Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Paula Golombek.