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Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oswego, IL, United States
The program in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) from State University of New York at Oswego prepares you to specialize in teaching English to non-native English speakers in an increasingly globalized environment.
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The unique Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) program from State University of New York at Oswego, which offers both linguistics and education courses, combines three years of intensive academic study with a year of clinically rich experience, during which you’ll be immersed in schools, coached by certified English as a second language (ESL) teachers and supported by Oswego’s faculty. TESOL majors can seek initial certification upon graduation and apply to teach ESL in K-12 schools.

Apply for tuition assistantships, scholarships and study abroad opportunities. Join the Linguistics Club. Interact with students of diverse backgrounds — including international students majoring in teaching English in their home countries. You can pursue a second major or a minor in linguistics, a foreign language, cognitive science or other fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    100 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Perspectives on Schools, Homes & Communities 
  • Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 
  • Clinically Rich Field Experience 
  • Linguistics and English Language Teaching 
  • Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Clinically Rich Field Experience
  • Clinically Rich Student Teaching 
  • Clinically Rich Student Teaching
  • Schooling, Pedagogy, and Social Justice 
  • Field Placement I: Observation and Participation 
  • Language and Literacy Development for All Learners
  • Adolescence Literacy: Assessment and Intervention 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete your online application
  • Submit transcripts: Mail all official college/university and secondary school transcripts (transfer applicants) or just your secondary school transcript (freshmen) to SUNY Oswego
  • Send in your English proficiency test scores: uccessful applicants will have a minimum English proficiency of 71 in TOEFL, 6.0 in IELTS, or 55 in PTE. 
  • Provide financial documentation: Send a copy of an original bank statement including a bank official's signature and stamp evidencing sufficient funds for the first year via email to the International Student and Scholar Services Office

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oswego

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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