College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

TESL Minor

The minor in Teaching English as a Second Language provides training to teach ESL courses at numerous schools, colleges and community organizations throughout the nation and overseas. The minor comprises 6 courses—24 units—in the areas of linguistics and TESL. Please consult the minor sheet at right for details.

Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, choose 4

  • Applied Pragmatics ENG 319
  • Structure of Language ENG 320
  • Grammar of Modern English ENG 321
  • Development of Modern English ENG 322
  • Language Acquisition ENG 323

Teaching English as a Second Language, choose 1

  • TESL Introduction ENG 421 (offered as ENG 521 but taken for undergraduate credit)
  • Practical Issues in TESL ENG 426 (offered as ENG 526/526A but taken for undergraduate credit)

Sociolinguistics and Pedagogy, choose 1

  • Analysis of Conversation ENG 318
  • Teaching Composition to ESL Students ENG 427 (offered as ENG 525 but taken for undergraduate credit)
  • Language in Society ENG 317