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For individuals looking to build a career in the international field of English language teaching, the ASU Online master's degree program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) helps open doors to a variety of roles located all over the world.
For Jenifer Fedun, graduating from the MTESOL program will enable her to pursue her ultimate dream: opening doors for college-aged and adult learners who have immigrated to the United States in pursuit of an education.
"My mom was an immigrant to this country, and she successfully learned English," Jenifer says. "I have a really big heart for people who are trying to learn English to pursue a degree or gain the skills necessary to be successful here."
Jenifer previously taught English as a Second Language (ESL) overseas as a volunteer, where she discovered she enjoyed the challenge of teaching older students.
"It can be so frustrating to learn a new language as you get older because it doesn't come as easily as when you're a child," she says. "I think the reason why I enjoy teaching to this age group so much is because I get a lot of satisfaction from being a comforting source of information and knowledge. I can tell them it's OK, this will take time, but that's why I'm here."
Full story at the ASU Online newsroom