School of Education

Minor in English as a New Language/English as a Second Language

The ENL/ESL Minor prepares students of any major with the skills needed to meet the growing demand for ENL/ESL teachers in Indiana, Kentucky and the world. You do not have to speak another language to teach English. The minor provides students with an understanding of:

  • Components of language and principles of language acquisition and development
  • Culture as a component of effective instruction
  • Issues related to equitable and appropriate content and language assessment for language learners
  • Individual differentiation options for all students—not just language learners



Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Minimum Grade




Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL 3 B





Socio-Psycholinguistics Application to Reading Instruction 3 B





Issues in Bilingual Education 3 B





Assessment Literacy for Cultural and Linguist Diversity 3 B


For Education Majors, the minor can lead to a teaching license in addition to their main licensing area with the addition of EDUC-L 239, completion of a portion of their clinical practice semester in a setting with ENL/ESL students, and passing the state licensure exam.

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