program is designed for Rice students who plan to teach English to
non-native speakers in the U.S. or abroad. The Certificate of Teaching
English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) supplies
undergraduate-level training in applied linguistics and the English
language. It easily can be combined with linguistics, English or other
majors, but can only be earned with a Rice BA. To enroll in the program,
contact the director of the ESL Certificate Program.
The program consists of four required courses and a practicum.
And one of the following:
The practical component consists of a total of 20 contact hours of
language teaching/tutoring experience. This requirement may be filled in
a number of ways: see the ESL information on the linguistics department
website for further details. On completion of the practicum, a short
report on the student’s teaching experience should be submitted to the
Successful completion of the program must be certified by the director
of the ESL Certificate Program and will be indicated by a certificate of
completion, awarded on completion of the Rice BA.
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251