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The English as a Second Language (ESL) minor provides a learning opportunity to all DePaul students for those interested in working with second language learners.  Students gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of second-language acquisition, as well as related educational theories and practices. 

Students interested in this minor should consult home college advisors and secure permission from the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program to enroll.

Course Requirements

7 courses are required for the minor:

Minor in ESL with ESL Endorsement 

This option is only available to undergraduates in the College of Education pursuing ISBE Licensure.

The minor with endorsement requires the above 7 courses PLUS 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 97)

Minor i n ESL with ESL and Bilingual Endorsement 

This option is only available to undergraduates in the College of Education pursuing ISBE Licensure.

The minor with both endorsements requires the above 7 courses PLUS BBE 316, 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 97), and a passing score on the Target Language Proficiency Test.

ISBE offers the Target Language Proficiency Test in the following languages:   Arabic, Assyrian, Bosnian, Burmese, Bulgarian, Cantonese, English, Filipino, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Telugu, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese