TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

The Department of Languages and Literatures offers programs of study that cultivate a deeper understanding of both ourselves and others. Throughout our curriculum, we foster critical and creative interaction with languages, literatures, and cultures. Guided by a faculty of educators, scholars, writers, and editors, students seek to answer the persistent questions of humanity that are heard across times and places, while they develop their own ability to communicate. With in- and out-of-classroom opportunities, community service, study abroad programs, publishing ventures, and multicultural programming, the department provides its students with the practical experience and skills to thrive in a diverse world.

2014-15 graduates in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) had 100 percent pass rate on Praxis II exam, the test required to complete a teaching program.


Take the Language Placement Test before signing up for language classes.


TESOL Conversation Corner

TESOL students regularly converse with English language learners in a casual setting.

North American Review

Put your mark on the North American Review, the oldest literary magazine in the United States, which is published at UNI and recently celebrated its bicentennial. Students are involved in all aspects of the magazine from reviewing submissions to editing and layout to business operations.

Community Engagement and Service Learning

L&L courses regularly provide real-world experience. Spanish and French classes help recent immigrants by translating documents. Professional writing students work with clients to produce websites and promotional materials. Creative writers publish work that begins as class assignments.


96% of last year's graduates are either continuing their education or employed


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Jim O'Loughlin, Interim Department Head,
Department of Languages and Literatures
Phone: 319-273-2821

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