English as a Second Language Minor

department website: https://linguistics.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Linguistics Faculty

advising: Linguistics advising 

overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


The English as a Second Language minor, sponsored by the Department of Linguistics, prepares a student to teach English overseas and in contexts other than U.S. public schools. Completion of the minor fulfills the course work requirement for a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). To receive a Certificate in TESL and a letter of completion from the department, the student must apply for the Certificate after completing all certificate requirements. Students must declare their minor at the start of their study.  The Certificate in TESL does not lead to ISBE State certification for K-12 Schools.

Introduction to Linguistics (select one of the following)3
Intro to Language Science
Intro to Linguistic Structure
Topics in Second Lang Studies
LING 489Theoretical Foundations of SLA3
EIL 411Intro to TESL Methodology3
Select three of the following:9
Engl Grammar for ESL Teachers
Second Lang Reading & Writing
Lang and Social Interaction I
Principles of Language Testing
Phonology for Second Language Teachers
Total Hours18