Students minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) at George Fox, a top Christian college

If you are fascinated by language and have a desire to teach English overseas or domestically to those from another culture, George Fox University's Teaching English to Students of Other Languages program may be an ideal fit.

The university’s TESOL minor covers linguistics, cross-cultural communication, language acquisition and teaching methods. Graduates of the program have gone abroad to live and teach English in locales that include Mongolia, Honduras, South Korea, China and Indonesia. Others have taught English to adult immigrants living in the U.S., including in local church and community program settings.

The 21- to 23-credit-hour program was designed by faculty emerita Martha Iancu, who, after teaching TESOL courses at the university for 24 years, was among those honored for excellence in TESOL education at the 2014 TESOL International Convention.

Request more information about the TESOL minor at George Fox University or schedule a visit to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

Student Experiences

Cosette Greeno

“Studying TESOL at George Fox definitely expanded my understanding of what it means to teach English to non-native speakers, especially outside of the United States. I gained skills such as how to plan curriculum, and learned to be conscious of how a student's culture is intertwined with their learning process. I don't think I would have looked into teaching here in China if it weren't for my TESOL classes at George Fox – that really encouraged me to explore the world of teaching English.”

- Cosette Greeno

Why George Fox?

Christ-centered community

Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.

Global opportunities

More than half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad, ranking George Fox among the nation's leaders in study abroad participation (U.S. News & World Report).

Small classes

Our 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get to know your professors on a personal level.

National recognition

George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier national university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.