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EIL Certificate

Hours — 18-19 Credit Hours
Effective Jan. 2020
Last Revised 9/19/2022
Holokai Category: Arts & Humanities
Sponsoring Program: English as an International Language (EIL)
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Education & Social Work

Program Requirements

Required — 9 Credits

(Choose any advanced EIL course)

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
EIL 313 Academic English I Listening/Speaking F, W, S 4.0 Corequisite EIL 317
EIL 317 Academic English I Reading/Writing F, W, S 4.0 Corequisite EIL 313
EIL 320 Academic English II F, W, S 4.0
EIL 331 Oral Fluency F, W, S 2.0
EIL 333 Oral Accuracy F, W, S 2.0
EIL 335 English Pronunciation Variable 2.0
EIL 341 Academic Vocabulary Development F, W, S 2.0
EIL 342 Advanced Integrated Skills Variable 2.0
EIL 343 Advanced Grammar F, W, S 2.0
EIL 351 Academic Listening F, W, S 2.0
EIL 353 Listening Fluency F, W, S 2.0
EIL 371 Written Accuracy F, W, S 2.0
EIL 373 Academic Writing Patterns F, W, S 2.0
EIL 391 Strategic Reading F, W, S 2.0
EIL 393 Extensive Reading F, W, S 2.0

Students Must Complete 9-10 Credits of the Following (9-10 Credits)

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 101 College Writing, Reading and Research F, W, S 3.0
ENGL 201 or Literary Analysis and Research Variable 3.0 - 4.0 ENGL 101
ENGL 251 or Fundamentals of Literature F, W, S 3.0 - 4.0 ENGL 101
Introductory course within an academic discipline that contains reading/writing and critical thinking skills, choose from: POSC 190, BUSM 320, COMM 110, PSYC 111, IPB 121, BIOL 100 or 112, HUM 151 or 251, MUSC 101, HIST 200, ELED 240 and 320, ELED 369, SCED 401, ANTH 105, LING 210 or TESOL 240, HLTH 115 Variable 3.0 - 4.0 Based on selected course, all prerequisites listed in the catalog must be met
ENGL 315 Topics for Advanced Writing and Analysis F, W, S 3.0 ENGL 101 and Junior Status (60+ credits)

Additional Program Requirements

No credits through testing may be counted toward the certificate requirements.

All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the TESOL program is to prepare students to confidently teach English to speakers of other languages within a variety of settings (e.g. ESL, EFL, school, business) and to a variety of student populations (e.g. children, adolescents, adults). In order to accomplish this, we believe students need training in three broad areas: knowledge, experience, and professional identity. The TESOL program learning outcomes clarify these areas:


  • Students can articulate a knowledge of human language and how it is learned and taught.


  • Students demonstrate they can apply what they have learned within a teaching situation.

Professional Identity

  • Students demonstrate a sense of professionalism through improving personal language proficiency.
  • Students participate in TESOL professional communities and utilize TESOL resources.
  • Students display a sense of self-awareness and efficacy by demonstrating an understanding of what strengths and weaknesses they bring to the TESOL professions and how they can capitalize on their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.