Teaching English as a Second Language Major (B.S.)
Liberty University’s BS in TESL 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 and 3) to provide graduates with the highest quality of professional preparation as they enter the global workplace.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Analyze and communicate the syntactic, morphological, phonological, and discourse features of English.
- Conduct linguistic analysis of various world languages.
- Adapt the principles of second language acquisition and learning for multiple teaching contexts.
- Compare and contrast different cross-cultural and cross-linguistic settings within the context of TESFL.