Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language Major (B.A.)

Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language Major (B.A.)


Liberty University’s TESL program exists to equip candidates to teach English in a wide variety of contexts to speakers of other languages or to pursue advanced study in the field. Toward this end, the program seeks:

  1. to develop the necessary curricular offerings and practical opportunities for student achievement in the areas of general linguistics, the linguistic features of the English language, cross-cultural dynamics, and curriculum and methodology in TESFL;
  2. to develop strategies for providing students with both curricular and practical opportunities while making the most efficient and effective use of the department’s academic, physical, and budgetary resources; and
  3. to provide graduates with the highest quality of both professional preparation and professional accreditation and licensure.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Adapt the principles of language learning to multiple contexts.
  • Analyze and communicate the syntactic, morphological, phonological and discourse features of English.
  • Analyze and apply the ways in which the Christian worldview affects the TESL practitioner’s work.
  • Conduct linguistic analysis of various world languages and present findings both orally and in writing.
  • Evaluate differences and problems that occur in human behavior and values in cross-cultural and cross-linguistic settings.
  • Academic coordinator
  • English as a second language school teacher
  • Head teacher at English language institute
  • TESL/TEFL teacher
  • TESL curriculum planner
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