Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Minor)
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The objective of a minor in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is to enable students to acquire a deeper understanding of English as an international language and formal training in teaching English as a foreign language in various cultural and/or educational contexts.
To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to the Add a Minor page to apply. (Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.)
Students should declare the minor as soon as they have completed the first course for the minor, and complete their course work according to their minor degree audit, and the minor requirements. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. Questions regarding unmet course requirements on the Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator, below. Students contact the Coordinator of Advising, Professor Susan Navey-Davis, once they have completed all of their courses for the minor, or during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State, in order to complete the final certification of the minor. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.
Jennifer A. Despain
319 Withers Hall
Effective Date: 1/2019
SIS code: 16TEFLM
- Completion of 15 credit hours is required.
- 9 Credit hours must be taken at NC State and a maximum of six (6) credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another institution.
- The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will determine which courses transferred from other institutions may qualify in meeting requirements for the minor, as well as the number of transfer credits permitted to meet program requirements.
- It is required that students complete at least three (3) courses either at NC State or at an NC State sponsored study-abroad program.
- A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in all courses in the minor program.
- A maximum of one (1) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
- No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
- Certification - The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from their degree program. Any paperwork required by the minor program for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State.
Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.
|FL 424||Linguistics for ESL Professionals||3|
|FL 427||Methods and Materials in Teaching English as a Second Language||3|
|FL 436||Perspectives on English as a New Language||3|
|For Education Majors only: 1|
|FL 440||Internship in Teaching English as a New Language||3|
|For Non-Education Majors: 2|
|FL 441||Strategies and Curriculum Design in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|International and Crosscultural Communication|
|Modern English Syntax|
|Spoken and Written Traditions of American English Dialects|
|History of the English Language|
|Language and Gender|
|Language and Writing|
|Language in Globalization|
|Strategies and Curriculum Design in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)|