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Are you interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages? The minor in TESOL helps prepare you to work with English learners in a variety of contexts, including adult community and basic education programs, college level learners in the U.S. and abroad, and K-12 students.

Housed in the TESOL and World Language Education program, the minor provides you with the latest research and theory on language learning and teaching as well as opportunities for practical hands-on teaching practice. You will learn about the complexity of issues related to language acquisition and development, communication among people from diverse backgrounds, language and education policies nationally and internationally, instruction of language minority students, and the relationship between language pedagogy and social justice.

Choose from an array of program offerings and electives to accommodate your needs and interests. You may also take advantage of a variety of field experience and service-learning opportunities in the United States and abroad.

Our world-renowned and diverse faculty publish in the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of second-language research. Our curriculum in TESOL and World Language Education will expose you to a variety of theoretical orientations, research methodologies, and pedagogical approaches.

Application Procedure

Refer to the UGA Bulletin for course requirements. Minors can be added to programs of study through Athena under the "My Programs" menu item. For additional information, contact Umesh Patel, LLED Academic Advisor, 706-542-0629.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Part 2: Apply to the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

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