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How is the Applied English major different from the minor in TEFL?

The TEFL minor provides a student with a TEFL certificate.  However, language is more than a matter of pronunciation, grammar, or teaching techniques for reading and writing: language is culture, and literature is where culture is expressed deeply and clearly.  If someone wants to teach English with excellence, having an understanding of the literature which has contributed to and grown from the English language is invaluable, and will be appreciated by both employers and students of such a teacher.  The TEFL certificate is a fine addition to another degree program for those interested in teaching English as part of a vocation, but the Applied English degree is designed for those interested in teaching as their primary vocation.