This is a concentration within the Bachelor of Arts program in Liberal Studies. Please view the information for the Department of Liberal Studies in conjunction with this concentration information.
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The TESOL Concentration in Liberal Studies is an excellent undergraduate preparation for California teaching credentials, and provides minimum preparation for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in language institutes in the U.S. or overseas. With the increasingly multi-cultural and multi-lingual makeup of our public schools, and the need for ESL approaches in the K-12 classrooms, the TESOL Concentration is increasingly valued by California school districts. The concentration does not require fluency in any language other than English.
Three units of college-level foreign language (this requirement may also be fulfilled by an intensive HILT-type course, overseas study, or demonstrated proficiency contingent upon approval of TESOL adviser).