2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor

(All colleges)

21-22 credits

Language requirements:

A. Proficiency in a foreign language (no credits) as demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) foreign language exam score of 3 or higher
  • Placing into a 201 level or higher foreign language course at UWL
  • A score of 70 or higher on the La Crosse Battery (non-native speakers of English)
  • A grade of "B" or better in a 102 level or higher foreign language course (taught in the foreign language) taken at UWL (Foreign language classes taken at UWL also count toward general education credits.) See below foreign language course list.
Foreign language requirement courses:
FRE 102Elementary French II3
FRE 201Intermediate French I3
FRE 202Intermediate French II3
GER 102Elementary German II4
FRE 300Visual Encounters3
FRE 301Sound, Speech, and Proficiency3
GER 201Intermediate German I4
GER 202Intermediate German II4
GER 300Advanced German3
MLG 102World Languages: Elementary II4
MLG 201World Languages: Intermediate I4
MLG 202World Languages: Intermediate II4
MLG 204Heritage Language: Intermediate4
MLG 304Heritage Language: Advanced4
SPA 102Elementary Spanish II4
SPA 103Elementary Spanish I and II4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II4
SPA 300Oral Proficiency Through Grammar Review4
SPA 303Integrated Skills Development I4
SPA 304Integrated Skills Development II4
CHI 102Elementary Chinese II4
CHI 201Intermediate Chinese I4
CHI 202Intermediate Chinese II4
CHI 301Advanced Chinese3
RUS 102Elementary Russian II4
RUS 201Intermediate Russian I4
RUS 202Intermediate Russian II4
ESL 250ESL Speaking4
ESL 252ESL Writing/Grammar4

B. Proficiency in English (no credits) as demonstrated by a grade of "B" or better in one of the following courses:

English language requirement courses:
ENG 110College Writing I3
ENG 112College Writing AP (Advanced Placement)3
ENG 303Advanced Composition3
ENG 304Writing in the Arts and Humanities3
ENG 306Writing in Education3
ENG 309Writing in the Sciences3

Core:

Education majors complete 19 core credits, comprised of the following courses:
MLG 306Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3
MLG 340The Study of Language3
or ENG 331 Introduction to Linguistics
MLG 345Intercultural Interactions3
MLG 406Language Assessment and Testing3
TSL 400Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Policies and Program Models4
TSL 463Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Methods3
Total Credits19
All other majors complete 18 core credits, comprised of the following courses:
MLG 306Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3
MLG 340The Study of Language3
or ENG 331 Introduction to Linguistics
MLG 345Intercultural Interactions3
TSL 400Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Policies and Program Models4
TSL 450TESOL National/International Internship Program2
TSL 463Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Methods3
Total Credits18

Electives:

Education majors take 3 credits from the following:
TSL 350ESL Program Development3
TSL 425Global Issues in TESOL3
TSL 450TESOL National/International Internship Program1-3
ENG 332Modern English Grammars3
ENG 334Language Study for Teachers3
All other majors choose one of the following courses:
TSL 425Global Issues in TESOL3
TSL 350ESL Program Development3
MLG 406Language Assessment and Testing3
ENG 332Modern English Grammars3
ENG 334Language Study for Teachers3
TSL 498Independent Study (must take for 3 credits to fulfill elective)1-3

Teacher certification – To teach English language learners in public schools, a student must complete requirements in professional education, complete a certifiable major and TESOL minor, pass the ESL Praxis II exam and the Praxis II exam(s) for the certifiable major(s), and student teach English language learners at appropriate levels.

TESOL minors are additionally encouraged to consider these courses which may be considered as substitution for the elective requirement (prior approval of TESOL director required).

PSY 436 Psychology of Language (3 cr.)

ANT 196 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (3 cr.)

TESOL minors who study abroad for at least 8 weeks may substitute the three course sequence INS 250, INS 251, and INS 252 (a total of 3 credits) for MLG 345 Intercultural Interactions with prior approval of the TESOL director.

Also see English as a Second Language Institute.

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