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English for Speakers of Other Languages Minor

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MINOR REQUIREMENTS CHECK SHEET

 

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 grade of C [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.

     

    REQUIRED COURSES: 25 credits
    Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisites(s)
    ED 130 Cultural Differences in American Education [DPD] 2
    ED 361 Foundation of Second Language Learning 3
    ED 421 Second Language Acquisition 3 Take with ED 421L
    ED 421L ESOL Strategies Lab 1 Take with ED 421
    For ED 421L students must pass a background check and submit a PA1 form to TSPC prior to registration
    ED 422 Issues in Education Language Minority Students 3
    ED 446 Socio-Linguistics for Teachers 3
    ED 462 Lang & Cognition Second Lang Learners [DPD,UWR] 3 3 ESOL courses
    ED 479 Practicum for ESOL 3 12 ESOL credits
    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
    ENGL 316 Approaches Grammar [AEH,UWR] 4
    ED 423 ESOL Exam Preparation (Optional, Online) 1 At least 12 ESOL credits

     

    ELECTIVES: 5 Credits

    Choose 5 credits from the upper division courses listed below:

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

     

    LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

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

     

    FOR TEACHER LICENSE ENDORSEMENT:
    507 NSE Ex am: English for Speakers of Other Languages Passing 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