Assemblies of God Colleges News Return to News Index Evangel Offers Minor In Teaching English As A Second Language August 22, 2008 Evangel University (AG), Springfield, Missouri, has announced that students pursuing an education major can now take advantage of the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) minor, beginning this fall. "The TESOL minor will be available to education majors, for whom it will provide certification to teach ESL in Missouri public schools and in situations overseas," said Dr. Nathan Nelson, humanities department chairman. Non-education majors can participate in the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate program — which does not take the place of a minor — that will prepare students to teach English as a foreign language in an overseas setting. "A TEFL certificate from a recognized academic institution is widely accepted overseas as qualification to teach speakers of other languages; thus, it can be a means to future employment and ministry within other cultures," said Nelson. Students must have official sophomore standing and official writing proficiency status in order to take classes in the TESL program. For more information, contact Dr. Nathan Nelson at 417-865-2715, ext. 8651 or Dr. Colleen Hardy at ext. 8553. To learn more about Evangel, see http://www.Evangel.edu.