• Student teacher in professional dress reading book to children in classroom
  • students engaging in discussion

Provides training and certification in TESOL as a means for teaching English to non-English speakers in the U.S. and other countries (Requisite: LANG-310 First and Second Language Acquisition)


  • Gain the knowledge, strategies and practice needed to feel comfortable teaching English classes to students of various levels and backgrounds.
  • Take part in an international internship gaining experience in TESOL while living in and learning about the country.

Career opportunities

Job opportunities abound in English-language schools and institutes around the world. These teaching positions are ideal for early career language teachers and for those who want to live and work in another country.

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Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Emphasis Required Courses (12 Units)

COM 400Intercultural Communication3
LANG 340Introduction to Linguistics3
LANG 350Modern English Grammar3
LANG 420Teaching English as an Additional Language3

Program director

Photo of Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director, Intercultural and Religious Studies