For students interested in more in-depth language study, the English and World Languages Department offers certificates in Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics.
The Certificate in Linguistics serves students who desire to undertake a scientific study of language as a communication system. While Linguistics is not a study of multiple languages, this certificate program is suitable for students who study one or more languages in addition to English, and it is especially well suited for students who transfer into the institution with significant numbers of credits in a world language other than those currently offered at Augusta University. The Linguistics Certificate prepares students for careers in interpretation, translation, speech/audio pathology, business, or further study in multiple areas of linguistics. Knowledge attained in the courses that comprise the Linguistics Certificate complements majors in World Languages, English, International Studies, Anthropology, or Computer Science.
The TESOL Certificate is a 15-hour undergraduate certificate. The certificate may be completed by any undergraduate, but it is targeted at English or World Language majors. The goal of this certificate is to enable students to teach English to speakers of other languages abroad or private institutions in the USA by providing essential knowledge and teaching skills to students. It includes courses, such as English linguistics, English grammar, culture, and teaching methods. The TESOL Certificate will be awarded at the end of the undergraduate program. It may also be offered to post-baccalaureate students as an add-on certificate.