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The combined English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education (BE) minor provides a learning opportunity to all DePaul students 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.
8 courses are required for the minor:
|BBE 310||SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND CULTURE||4|
|BBE 304||LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CULTURE||4|
|or BBE 370||SECOND & WORLD LANGUAGE LITERACIES AND CULTURES|
|BBE 307||EQUITY ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE LEARNERS||4|
|BBE 325||BILITERACY PRACTICES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND ESL||4|
|BBE 316||SOCIOCULTURAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION||4|
|BBE 324||METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE||4|
|BBE 326||THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ESL AND WLE||4|
|BBE 366||FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION||4|
|or BBE 360||SECOND, WORLD AND HERITAGE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION K-12|
Minor in ESL/Bilingual Education with Bilingual Endorsement
This option is only available to undergraduates in the College of Education pursuing ISBE Licensure.
The minor with endorsement requires the above 8 courses PLUS 100 fieldwork hours (including registration in BBE 96) and a passing score on the Target Language Proficiency Test.
|BBE 96||100 FIELD EXPERIENCE HOURS IN ESL / BE DOCUMENTED||0|
ISBE Licensure Division endorses in any target language for which tests are available through ILTS. If a language test through ILTS does not exist for bilingual endorsement, candidates may substitute the Foreign Language Content-Area test.