English as a Second Language, Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The English as Second Language Program offers a major for those students preparing to teach English language learners who wish to demonstrate their own commitment to learning an additional language.
For those seeking a Washington State P–12 teaching certificate, this major does not provide an endorsable major, it does provide an endorsable minor.
Grade Requirements: a cumulative GPA of ≥2.5 is required.
This 54-55-credit English as a Second Language major requires the completion of a minor or certificate approved by an ESLG advisor.
- additional upper-division courses are required to meet the university's graduation requirements;
- students need to declare a minor separate from the language requirement embedded in the major.
|Required Core Courses|
|ENGL 360||LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND USE||5|
|ESLG 470||JOINING THE TESOL PROFESSION||1|
|ESLG 472||TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES||3|
|ESLG 480||SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION||4|
|ESLG 481||METHODS AND MATERIALS IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE||4|
|ESLG 488||SECOND LANGUAGE PRINT LITERACY THEORIES||3|
|ESLG 489||CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM||4|
|ESLG 492||SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY PLACEMENT AND ASSESSMENT||3|
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PRACTICUM (this variable credit practicum must be repeated for three quarters (1, 2, 3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.)|
|Capstone Requirement–choose any Senior Capstone||4-5|
|These capstone courses are suggested but not required.|
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CAPSTONE (for students who choose ESLG as a second major, the capstone requirement will be met by the completion of the primary major's capstone.)|
or ITGS 400
|INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE|
|Required–complete one of the following areas||17|
|SECOND YEAR FRENCH I|
|SECOND YEAR FRENCH II|
|SECOND YEAR FRENCH III|
Choose an upper-division FREN elective
Choose an upper-division GERM elective
Choose an upper-division JAPN elective
|INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED SPANISH|
Choose an upper-division SPAN elective
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- be able to apply research and theories from second language acquisition, applied linguistics, linguistic systems, literacy development and discourse analysis for creating optimal language learning environments;
- be able to communicate knowledge of and demonstrate ability with a wide variety of methods, strategies and tools to support and assess language learning development;
- be able to design instruction and assessment that is appropriate for individual students’: cultural backgrounds, home languages, first and second language literacies, previous formal education, future goals, ages and the school and community teaching context;
- communicate and demonstrate comfort with cultural humility, difference and assumptions as well as to be able to identify potential impacts of privilege and cultural difference on English teachers and students;
- demonstrate continued engagement and persistence in their own foreign language development.