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The minor in teaching English as a second or foreign language provides background in the teaching of English as a second and foreign language and provides expertise that can be transferred to the teaching of foreign languages. The minor fits well with language majors such as Spanish, Japanese, and European Studies.

The minor in teaching English as a second or language other than English consists of a minimum of 15 units to include

  • Linguistics 420 (3 units) or Linguistics 501 (3 units) 
  • Linguistics 430 (3 units) or Linguistics 530 (3 units) or Linguistics 551 (3 units)
  • Linguistics 452 (3 units) or Linguistics 454 (3 units) or Linguistics 552 (3 units)
  • Linguistics 550 (3 units) 
  • Linguistics 555 (3 units) or Linguistics 556 (3 units) 

Students must also complete 15 hours of ESL tutoring.  Download the completion of tutoring form.

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