Minor in English as a Second Language

Curriculum & Requirements

English as a Second Language Minor

This minor satisfies the endorsement for preschool to grade 12.

The Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) program prepares students to teach those who are learning English as a second or foreign language in a variety of contexts including preschool through 12th grade, adult education and overseas situations. Students are prepared through the exploration of linguistics, second language acquisition, literacy and culture. An understanding of methods and assessment is built upon this theoretical basis. The program includes academic service learning opportunities with Spokane-area English language programs, including a series of practicum experiences which build throughout the coursework. The program can be completed in one academic year or can be taken over multiple years with scheduling guidance from the coordinator.

The minor meets the requirements for the Washington State English language learner (ELL) endorsement to add to a P–12 teaching certificate. Students seeking this minor endorsement should take ESLG 471, which prepares students to teach ELLs in the content areas. Those preparing to teach in other contexts should take ESLG 472, which prepares students to each English for occupations.

Required Foundational–complete the following (may be taken in any order)
ENGL 360LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE5
ESLG 480SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION4
ESLG 481METHODS AND MATERIALS IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE4
ESLG 488SECOND LANGUAGE PRINT LITERACY THEORIES3
ESLG 489CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM4
ESLG 492SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY PLACEMENT AND ASSESSMENT3
Required Elective–choose one of the following
Note: EDUC majors seeking a State of Washington ESOL Endorsement should choose ESLG 471.
ESLG 471TEACHING ENGLISH ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES3
or ESLG 472 TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES
Required Practicum6
Note: the 1–3 variable credit practicum must be repeated for three quarters (1, 2, 3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PRACTICUM
Total Credits32

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