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Academics: ESL Minors

English as a second language education minor - elementary or secondary
(21 hours)

1. CAS 216 - Phonetics
2. English 370 - Linguistics or Spanish 340 - Spanish Phonology and Dialectology
3. English 372 - Sociolinguistics & Issues in Language Education
4. English 375 - Grammar for Teachers of ESL
5. Interdisciplinary 356 - Introduction to Elementary World-Languages Pedagogy or 357 - Introduction to Secondary World-Languages Pedagogy
6. Interdisciplinary 301- Bilingual and ESL Education
(concurrent with Education 303)
7. Education 303 - Curriculum and Instruction Practicum
(concurrent with Education 302 and IDIS 301)

For more information about this program, contact advisor Professor M. Pyper from the Spanish department or advisor Professor E. Vander Lei from the English department.

English as a second language interdisciplinary minor (non-education)
(21 hours)

Note: This minor is designed for those who are interested in teaching abroad or in educational programs such as volunteer literacy, adult education, or church outreach.

1. CAS 216 - Phonetics
2. English 370 - Linguistics or Spanish 340 - Spanish Phonology and Dialectology
3. English 372 - Sociolinguistics & Issues in Language Education
4. English 375 - Grammar for Teachers of ESL
5. Interdisciplinary 301- Bilingual and ESL Education
6. Sociology 253 - Intercultural Communication
7. An approved elective

For more information about this program, contact advisor Professor M. Pyper from the Spanish department or advisor Professor E. Vander Lei from the English department.

Additional information for education students:

  • The ESL minor must be combined with a major (not the three minor program).
  • You must pass one course from CAS 101, 200, or 214.

More information about Calvin's education program »