English as a Second Language

 The number of non-native speakers of English is mushrooming in Indiana and all over the U.S. School districts are hard-pressed to find qualified teachers to work with students who are learning English as a second or new language.

The English as a Second Language licensure program focuses on three key areas. The first is the English language system. Students think about English from the standpoint of the second-language learner so they can understand what difficulties the learner faces. The second component involves social, cultural, and psychological aspects of learning a second language and the interaction between language and culture. The third component deals with specific methods and materials for teaching ESL.

Students who choose the ESL concentration will be prepared to teach English to their non-native speaking students and to work with students on the linguistic aspects of content in other subject areas.

Required Courses:

*ENG 220
*ENG 321
**ENG 436
**ENG 437
ENG 457  

Language and Society (3)
English Linguistics (3)
Theory and Research in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3)
Methods and Materials in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3) 
Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (3)

*ENG 220 and 321
are prerequisites for ENG 436 and ENG 437

**ENG 436 and 437 are prerequisites to ENG 457

Complimentary License:

In addition to the courses required for the concentration area, six more hours are required to complete a K-12 ESL add-on license. 

Additional Required Courses:

ENG 320, Introduction to Linguistic Science (3)

ENG 438, TESOL Curriculum Development and Assessment (3) for a total of 21 credits (Spring Only)

**Fall Only

For further information, contact your advisor or Lynne M. Stallings, Department of English.