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Twin Cities Campus

English as a Second Language Minor

Writing Studies Department
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Writing Studies, 214 NCCE 0093A, 315 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-4802; fax: 612-624-4579)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Fall 2014. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 11
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 0
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The program in second language studies offers a course of study leading to an M.A. The program emphasizes research and practice in language analysis, second language acquisition, teaching methodology, and language assessment. Students are expected to do independent and creative work in one or two of these areas with the aim of developing a more complete understanding of the issues facing professionals in the field of teaching ESL today. Degree holders are qualified to teach ESL to adults at the college or university level. The ESL minor consists of three required master's-level ESL courses: SLS 5401, 5402, and 5721, for a total of 11 credits.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
LING 5001 or equivalent is a prerequisite for the three courses for the ESL Minor.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
For a graduate minor in ESL, students must take SLS 5721, 5401, and 5402, for a total of 11 credits.
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