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English as a Second Language

Minor

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English as a Second Language

Work and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.

Help others around you

A minor in English as a second language from Mount Mercy University gives non-teachers the tools and confidence to help others around them develop effective communication skills. Mount Mercy’s ESL minor, offered through the university’s highly regarded Education Department, connects students with experienced and dedicated education faculty who have the expertise to reach and support people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Students gain a solid foundation for sharing vital written and verbal English skills in their personal and professional lives with non-native speakers.

Curriculum

Gain the tools and confidence to help others.

Coursework for gaining a minor in English as a second language (without a teaching endorsement) includes:

  • Grammar for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition
  • Language, Culture & Schooling
  • Assessment in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • ESL Methods for Teaching Academic Content
  • ESL Reading & Language Arts Methods & Practicum

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Careers with English as a Second Language

The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

ESL minors can apply learned skills to work in a variety of careers, including:

  • Management
  • Communications, marketing or public relations
  • Social work or counseling
  • Human Resources
  • Criminal Justice
  • Nursing

Communicate across diverse backgrounds.

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