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.
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 96)
**Note: Individuals interested in pursuing a minor in bilingual and a minor in ESL need to select the combined ESL-Bilingual (ESL-BE) minor. Individuals cannot earn a separate minor for both areas.