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Learn the methodology of teaching English in various settings in the U.S. and around the world.

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The world is increasingly more in need of educators who can teach English. In a TESOL program, you will learn how to teach English to English learners through a study of linguistics, culture and community, grammar, and pronunciation. This equips you to work with immigrants, refugees, international students, business professionals, and many others.

TESOL at Cairn

Biblical Integration

Apply a biblical worldview to work in many diverse contexts.

Academic Opportunity

Receive training in best teaching practices and current methodologies.

Career Preparation

Become well-versed in intercultural communication.

Hands-On Education

Practice teaching English by volunteering at the University’s weekly Community English Language Program.

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Get an inside look at our TESOL Program

There are over 70 unique programs at Cairn to choose from! Not sure if this is the best program for you? Here are some more details to help you decide.

Required Credits: 120

Curriculum Highlights: 

    • TSL 352 Current Issues in TESOL
    • TSL 443 Adv TESOL Methods/Assess
    • TSL 351 Teaching Adult EFL/ESL
    • TSL 442 English Grammar/Pronun

Teach at a community college, language institute, or community program

Work with refugees and immigrant populations

Teach around the world

Teach abroad as missionary work

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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

Marika Ravin

Marika Ravin

Program Advisor, ESL; Assistant Professor, School of Education

Prof. Marika Ravin teaches Linguistics and Language Learning, English Grammar and Pronunciation,  and Foundations of Teaching Language Learners at Cairn. She has been teaching English Language Learners in various capacities since 2001. She has taught students from kindergarten to graduate school. In recent years, she has expanded her focus to teaching TESOL to those interested in working with ELLs. One of her career goals is to establish a thriving ESL/EFL program. Marika has lived on three different continents and enjoys meeting people from different cultures and cultural backgrounds.

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Rebecca Cella

Director of Student Teaching and Field Placement; Program Advisor, Secondary Education; Assistant Professor, School of Education

Becky Cella teaches English composition, literature and arts of the Western world, and teaching English in the secondary school.

Prior to joining Cairn University, Ms. Cella taught English at International Christian High School and Esperanza Charter High School, as well as Sunday School at Riverstone Church in Yardley, PA.

She has been on missions trips to Belize and Liberia, West Africa, and has a passion for using effective classroom management to reach at-risk students. She and her husband, Matt, have two children: Gavin and Grayson.

What Our Students Have To Say

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Cesia Cervantes

This program has not only equipped me with the value of effective instruction in second language acquisition, it has also challenged me to advocate and take part in the needs of my students that go beyond the learning of the English language.

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