Multilinguals at TCU are working to be skillful mediators of the one language named “English.”
Scores of people have gained teaching credentials in TESOL here at TCU: school teachers of four different independent school districts in the Metroplex of DFW and the ESL specialists of FWISD; school teachers from every province of Panama; graduate instructors of TCU’s Composition Program in the English Department; and TCU students, staff, and faculty members gaining TCU’s TESOL Certificate.
Since 1991, thousands of people have enrolled as TCU students — pre-degree, mid-degree, post-degree — in the full time Intensive English Program. And hundreds have enrolled in undergraduate degree courses — ESOL and ENGL — for elective and core credits. Hundreds of others have taught as instructional staff and adjunct faculty — some with PhDs, all with a Master’s degree and graduate TESOL credentials, all having learned a language and culture abroad as adults.
Hundreds have pursued academic English training at TCU: the president, provost, and deans of a university in Mexico; the faculty members and post docs of a medical school here in Fort Worth; graduate and undergraduate students of TCU’s M. J. Neeley School of Business – in the top-ranked MBA Program and the highly-selective Neeley Fellows Program.
Hundreds more have gained workforce English training at TCU and at company facilities: on campus various cohorts of TCU’s own employees; on campus the first US-based trainings of cohorts of France Telecom; and cohorts of Deutsche Telekom; in company facilities, the workforce at Chipotle Mexican Grill, at Perlos, and at RadioShack.