Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The waitlist for Fall '24 Ling 141 is available hereApproval codes are emailed out for Pass 2 and Pass 3.

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages minor focuses on provided students who are interested in gaining a TESOL certificcate with a foundation in linguistics and in the theory of second language acquisition. The program aims to give students who go on to teach English to non-English speakers around the world a well rounded understanding in second language acquisition, English grammar, Syntax, and Phonetics.

Minor Requirements Sheet (PDF)

TESOL Course Yearly Layout

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter


LING 141 : Second Language Acquisition


LING 139 : Intro to TESOL

LING 140 : English Grammar for Teachers


Courses Related to the Minor 

LING 148: Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is designed for students who are interested in teaching/tutoring English as a second or foreign language to adult learners, either abroad or in the United States. Through engagement with course curriculum/materials and through site-based observations, classroom and small group/individual teaching opportunities, and pedagogical feedback from a mentor teacher, practicum students will develop experiential knowledge regarding the applications of theoretical and pedagogical concepts in the teaching and learning of English as an additional language.

Are you a graduating senior looking for a summer job in 2024? TESOL practicum course graduates are invited to apply for a potential *paid* summer English language teaching position here in Santa Barbara.

The course will run Spring 2024. Please use the following form to reserve your spot and receive information about how to sign up : LING 148 Practicum in TESOL Google Form

If you are interested in getting more involved in TESOL, check out our page on Shoreline!