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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Hawai'i Pacific University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Honolulu
Fall 2020

Honolulu
Spring 2021

Program description

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The TESOL program at HPU is structured on three types of courses: theoretical, pedagogical, and practical. Theoretical linguistic courses, taught from an applied perspective, help the TESOL student better understand languages in general, and English in particular. Pedagogical courses examine teaching strategies appropriate for diverse contexts. Practicum courses place the future teacher in language classes to observe master teachers, serve with them as assistants, and finally assume class responsibility as solo practice teachers. While the TESOL program focuses on the teaching of English, sound language teaching principles are universal. Thus, program graduates frequently find that their fluency in other languages, combined with their TESOL training, make them excellent candidates for teaching positions in those other languages.

Admission requirements

  • Online Application
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

  • Introduction to Linguistics (Global Crossroads & Diversity)
  • World Literature (Traditions & Movements that Shape the World)
  • Introduction to Psychology (Critical Thinking & Expression)
  • The English Sound System
  • English Sentence Structure
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Teaching Reading and Writing Skills
  • Culture and Language
  • Foundations of American Education
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Lifespan Development Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Relations
  • Composition Studies

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Qualification

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will be prepared to demonstrate:

Attitudes of a professional: They are collegial toward their peers, enthusiastic toward the profession, and thoughtfully reflective about their teaching practices. They display personal, professional, and cultural sensitivity toward their students.

Skills of an effective language teacher: They possess excellent spoken and written English skills. They can critically evaluate ESL or EFL texts, prepare and teach effective lessons, apply sound principles in assessment and feedback, and respond appropriately to student needs in a given class.

Knowledge of the English language, language learning processes, and pedagogical principles: They can base their teaching on knowledge of the English sound system, grammar, and variations in context; the stages and complexities of second language learning; and communicative language teaching methods.

Career opportunities

In addition to teaching, TESOL graduates also find rewarding careers as curriculum developers, home-school advocates, international student advisers, language program administrators, resource teachers, testing experts, teacher trainers, translators, interpreters, and tutors.

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HPU

Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. HPU is home to over 5,500 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are unique, with the excitement...


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Why study at Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai‘i Pacific University is the largest private, non-profit university in the state of Hawai’i, USA. We are home to over 5,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries around the world. Our campuses are exquisitely unique. HPU combines the excitement of an urban campus located in downtown Honolulu with the serenity of a campus set in the green foothills of the Ko‘olau mountains and an Oceanic Institute bordering the Pacific Ocean. All three are less than a 30 minute drive from the infamous Waikiki.

Our curriculum, which builds on our diversity by combining American educational traditions with global perspectives, emphasizes on rigorous intellectual engagement and social responsibility. The hands-on learning approach in combination with small class sizes and an inspiring teaching faculty ensure that students get the most of their studies.

All that combined is what makes HPU a one-of-a-kind destination.

Contact info

Hawai'i Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive
96813 Honolulu Hawaii
United States of America

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www.hpu.edu

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