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English for Speakers of Other Languages Minor

English for Speakers of Other Languages Minor

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Program Requirements:

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Minor is a minimum 30 credit hour minor. 28 credits must be upper division. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the minor, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the minor.

A minimum of 15 credit hours counting toward the minor must be completed at Eastern Oregon University.

All transfer courses must be approved by the ESOL team leader, a syllabus is required for each ESOL course.

ESOL program practica (90 hours) must be completed at EOU, which includes ED 421, 421L and ED 479.

The ESOL minor prepares future teachers with the ESOL skills needed to successfully instruct English Learners from all over the world. It is a useful minor for those who wish to teach English in linguistically diverse schools in the United States, and for those who wish to teach English as a foreign language in another country. In addition, this minor provides opportunities for students in a variety of programs to learn more about diversity in the United States in the meaningful context of language studies.

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ED 130Cultural Differences in American Education [DPD]2
ED 361Foundation of Second Language Learning3
ED 421Second Language Acquisition3Take with ED 421L
ED 421LESOL Strategies Lab
For ED 421L students must pass a background check and submit a PA1 form to TSPC prior to registration
1Take with ED 421
ED 422Issues in Education Language Minority Students3
ED 446Socio-Linguistics for Teachers3
ED 462Lang & Cognition Second Lang Learners [DPD,UWR]33 ESOL courses
ED 479Practicum for ESOL
For ED 479 students must pass a background check, submit a PA1 form to TSPC and pass the ORELA Civil Rights exam prior to registration
312 ESOL credits
ENGL 316Approaches Grammar [AEH,UWR]4
ED 423ESOL Exam Preparation (Optional, Online)1At least 12 ESOL credits

ELECTIVES: 5 Credits

Choose 5 credits from the upper division courses listed below:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ANTH 312Native People of North America [DPD,UWR]5
ANTH 356Language & Culture5
SPAN 321Language & Culture I4SPAN 207, 208, 209
SPAN 322Language & Culture II [UWR]4SPAN 207, 208, 209
SPAN 323Language & Culture III4SPAN 207, 208, 209
SPAN 339Cult/Civ Latin America [SSC] [available in odd years]4SPAN 209
SPAN 420Chic/Mex America Lit [available in even years]4Understand spoken & written Spanish
SOC 338Sociology of Families [DPD,UWR]5WR 121 or equivalent
SOC 445Inequality & Diversity [DPD] [available in even years]
Other courses can be approved by ESOL advisor for use in elective section
5SOC 204, ANTH 100, 203 or consent


All ESOL minor candidates must demonstrate experience in non-native language learning. ESOL advisor must provide appropriate documentation.

507 NSE Exam: English for Speakers of Other LanguagesPassing score of 220 or higher

Total credits required for major: 30

If the requirements for the minor are not met at the time of graduation, the minor will not be awarded.
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Last update November 2016