Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The Statue of Liberty stands as tall now as when construction was completed in 1886. It remains a symbol of freedom and justice, qualities that have led millions to leave the country of their birth and come to America seeking a better quality of life.
As economic opportunities in America have increased for those from other cultures, so have the opportunities for ministry to them. These social developments make the TESOL minor one of the most exciting new academic programs at Maranatha.
The academic load includes courses in linguistics, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, teaching methods, and a practicum. Students also complete general studies and Bible studies core requirements. Classroom learning is supplemented with nearly two dozen cocurricular programs that allow students unique venues for learning and practical growth.