Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The TESOL Program is interdisciplinary, including courses on a wide range of topics in language and teaching that provide students with a theoretical and practical background in linguistics, pedagogical grammar, literacy, and second language acquisition, as well as psychological, sociological and cultural aspects of learning. These courses adopt an approach that infuses theory into classroom teaching.
This two-year program leads to a Masters of Art in Teaching and eligibility for New York State Initial Certification in English to Speakers of Other Languages. Like all Teaching Fellows Programs at Hunter College, it features an enhanced and enriched field supervision component. Each Teaching Fellow is observed and critiqued by experienced educators at least four times each semester. In addition, the TESOL Teaching Fellows participate in Hunter College’s Video Analysis Initiative. The purpose of the Video Analysis Initiative is to make the clinical experience more effective for the Teaching Fellows. At least one of their observations will be videotaped and critiqued.