Learn to teach English to speakers of other languages
Learn adult English as a Second Language instruction techniques and principles from the professionals: All faculty are working in the field and have proven track records with adult English language learners. Nine required courses cover the basics, including principles of adult ESL instruction, second language acquisition theory, intercultural competency, and others.
Taught in a relaxed atmosphere, using an interactive and hands-on approach.
A 36-hour teaching practicum allows students to work alongside a veteran instructor in one of Wake Tech’s adult ESL classrooms.
Rigorous standards ensure that graduates are ready to go to work.
Enrollment in the program is open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree or higher. The program is also open to rising juniors and seniors currently enrolled in four-year post-secondary institutions (a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a letter of recommendation is required). It is not necessary to have experience in teaching to enroll in the program. Non-native English speakers must submit a qualifying TOEFL score.*
*TOEFL test date must be within the last 24 months. Computer based TOEFL scores must be 213 or higher with a score of at least 17 on three sections and no section score below 13. The paper-based test requires a score of 550 or higher with scores of 50 on at least two of the three sections and no section score below 45. Internet-based TOEFL scores must be 20 points each on Reading, Writing, and Listening, and 26 points on Speaking.
Attendance at an orientation session is strongly suggested prior to enrolling in the program.