Multnomah University


With the continued growth of English as a worldwide language, English language teachers have numerous opportunities for service through Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

The goal of Multnomah University’s TESOL program is to send out highly capable professionals who are able to work with diverse student populations in the U.S. and abroad.

Already have a bachelor's degree? Then check out the MA in TESOL.

Program Options

  • TESOL Major – The major consists of 124-semester hours. This total includes the student’s Bible, Theology, Intercultural Studies and General Education coursework.
  • TESOL Minor - The minor consists of 21 hours of TESOL and Intercultural Studies coursework.
  • Advanced Certificate - Any Multnomah student completing the 6 core TESOL courses (18 semester-hours) earns an Advanced Certificate in TESOL.

Core TESOL Courses

  • LIN 415 General Linguistics,
  • LIN 416 Grammar for TESOL
  • LIN 445 Foundations of TESOL
  • LIN 455 Course and Curriculum Development
  • LIN 452 Teaching Oral &Written Communication
  • LIN 558 Community ESL: On-Campus Practicum

 Program Highlights

  • On-campus teaching practice through Multnomah’s Community ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program
  • balance of the necessary theoretical and practical foundations for professional language teaching.
  • integration of faith and educational practice
  • work skillfully with diverse student populations in the U.S. and around the world

What can I do with a TESOL education from Multnomah?

  • Teach English in the U.S. to refugees and immigrants through community-based programs
  • Teach abroad in elementary and secondary educational settings, universities, language schools and multinational corporations.
  • Be a teacher-trainer and curriculum developer for global ministries’ organizations
  • Pursue a graduate degree in applied linguistics or education

Meet Your Professors

fall 2015 linguistics Courses:


LIN415 (01) Introduction to Linguistics Mrs. Kristi French
LIN445 (01) Foundations of ESOL/TESOL Ms. Kristyn Kidney
LIN455 (01) Course & Curriculum Development Mr. Michael Bess