This is the "Start Here" page of the "TESOL" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

TESOL   Tags: esl, linguistics, tesol  

Last Updated: Jan 6, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Start Here Print Page


TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or ESL (English as a Second Language) is defined as a "variety of techniques and approaches for teaching English to students whose primary language is not English." (From: The Facts on File Dictionary of Education by Jay M. Shafritz et al. UNI Reference LB 15 S43 1988).
In addition to teaching methodology, the field of TESOL comprises a number of related disciplines, such as linguistics (syntax, semantics, phonology), second language acquisition, and language testing.


    Subject Guide

    Profile Image
    Jerilyn Marshall
    Contact Info
    Head, Liaison and Research Services
    Rod Library
    (319) 273-3721
    Send Email

    Loading  Loading...