Program Details

Teaching English as a Second Language Minor [ESL] (Minor)

Modern Languages Department 
Old Main, Room 228
607-753-4303

The minor in teaching English as a second language will not lead to institutional recommendation for certification in that area. Students may elect to use the course work to pursue certification independently.


Minor Requirements

The minor in Teaching English as a Second Language requires a total of 18 credit hours.



Required Courses: 15 credit hours

 


  • ESL 301 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 402 - Teaching English as a Second Language in the Content Area (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
  • Can be taken as the elective if not taken as one of the five required courses

  • or

  • ESL 401 - Teaching Writing in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
  • Can be taken as the elective if not taken as one of the five required courses

  • or

  • ESL 404 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School (3 cr. hr.)
  • 40 field experience hours

  • Can be taken as the elective if not taken as one of the five required courses


Elective: Three credit hours

Students must choose one of the following courses:


  • ESL 300 - Theoretical Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
  • If not taken as one of the five required courses

  • ESL 401 - Teaching Writing in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)
  • If not taken as one of the five required courses

  • ESL 403 - Second Language Testing and Assessment (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 404 - ESL Literacy in the Elementary School (3 cr. hr.)
  • 40 field experience hours

    If not taken as one of the five required courses

  • ESL 405 - ESL Teaching Via Videoconference (3 cr. hr.)
  • SHH 280 - Phonetics (3 cr. hr.)

Total Credit Hours Required for the Minor: 18

 



Example of minor over two years

 



First Year Fall

  • ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 3


First Year Spring

  • ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL (3 cr. hr.)
  • Required elective (3 cr. hr.)


Total credit hours for semester: 6


Second Year Fall

  • ESL 301 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)
  • ESL 402 - Teaching English as a Second Language in the Content Area (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 6


Second Year Spring

  • ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 3


Example of minor over four years

 



First Year Fall

  • ESL 302 - Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 3


First Year Spring

  • ESL 303 - English Grammar for TESOL (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 3


Second Year Fall

  • ESL 402 - Teaching English as a Second Language in the Content Area (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 3


Second Year Spring

Required elective (3 cr. hr.)



Total credit hours for semester: 3


Third Year Fall

  • ESL 301 - Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 3


Third Year Spring

  • ESL 400 - Teaching Reading in the Second Language Classroom (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 3


Fourth Year Fall

Optional elective (3 cr. hr.)



Total credit hours for semester: 3


Fourth Year Spring

Optional elective (3 cr. hr.)



Total credit hours for semester: 3

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