Be the Bridge Between Cultures

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Minor

Language forms a bridge between cultures, and being the one to bridge that gap can be extremely rewarding – let our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) minor show you how.

Why Choose ESOL at SU?

At SU, you will find a personalized program with:

  • Up-to-date training that is customized to local and national needs, resources and cultures of our international students
  • Experienced, international faculty spanning a diversity of continents, countries, institutions and linguistic backgrounds

Students in the ESOL minor must complete four courses in the department beyond the courses used to fulfill General Education requirements (ENGL 103 with a C or better and the General Education literature course). At least three of the English courses beyond ENGL 103 used for the minor must be taken at SU. A grade of C or better is required in courses for the minor.

Beyond the literature requirement, students must select four courses among the following:

  • ENGL 240 Introduction to the Study of Language


  • ENGL 430 Principles of Linguistics
  • ENGL 428 ESOL Tests and Measurements
  • ENGL 432 Literacy and ESOL Reading
  • ENGL 433 Language and Culture
  • ENGL 434 Literacy and ESOL Writing
  • ENGL 438 Bilingualism
  • ENGL 439 Second Language Acquisition
  • ENGL 447 Current Approaches to ESOL Instruction
  • ENGL 491 Topics in Linguistics and Language Learning

For a more in-depth study leading to K-12 teaching certification, you may be interested in SU’s ESOL major. Students may not use courses to satisfy requirements in both the minor and major programs of study in English.

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