College of Education > Academics > Leadership, Language & Curriculum > Undergraduate > English as a Second Language Minor
The English as a Second Language (ESL) minor is open to all DePaul students interested in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in various settings: PK-12 schools (this minor covers all required courses for the IL state Bilingual Education Endorsement for those seeking teaching certification);teaching abroad; teaching in international schools; teaching adult students in community colleges or social service centers; and working in other agencies and organizations that provide services to multilingual communities in the US and abroad.
The minor offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of second language acquisition, cross-cultural dimensions, teaching and assessment practices, and the theory, research, and policy of ESL. Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors to enroll.
Note: Does not require proficiency in another language beyond English.
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.
7 courses are required for the minor:
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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