College of Humanities & Social Sciences

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

TESOL Area Concentration

TESOL courses can be a great complement to your Linguistics major.  You will learn how to be a language teacher, with methodology classes and theory classes  linked to 100 hours of service learning helping English language learners. Successful completion of Western’s TESOL Program provides a minor, an international certificate, and the skills to thrive in settings that are culturally and linguistically diverse.  The TESOL certificate demonstrates evidence of in-depth training, opening doors to opportunities to teach English internationally and nationally.  Employment may be found at international language schools and community language settings for recent immigrants.


TESOL Area Concentration Advisors

Trish Skillman
(360) 650-4699
Office Location
MH 304E