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English as a Second Language Minor

The English as a Second Language (ESL) minor provides a learning opportunity to all DePaul students for those interested in working with second language learners.  Students gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of second-language acquisition, as well as related educational theories and practices. 

Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors and secure permission from the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program to enroll.

Course Requirements

7 courses are required for the minor:

Minor in ESL with ESL Endorsement 

This option is only available to undergraduates in the College of Education pursuing ISBE Licensure.

The minor with endorsement requires the above 7 courses PLUS 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 96)

**Note: Individuals interested in pursuing a minor in bilingual and a minor in ESL need to select the combined ESL-Bilingual (ESL-BE) minor. Individuals cannot earn a separate minor for both areas.​

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