Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, which is administered by the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, provides students with the skills necessary to construct learning activities, select and evaluate English teaching.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University except for students in the College of Education. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages.

Requirements for the Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Students must complete a minimum of 15 or 16 credits from the following:

               
1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ENG 302 Introduction to English Language Studies 3
LIN 200 Introduction to Language 3
LIN 401 Introduction to Linguistics 4
2. All of the following courses (12 credits):
LLT 306 Methods of Teaching Adult and Community English to Speakers of Other Languages 3
LLT 346 Pedagogical English Grammar for English Teachers 3
LLT 361 Second and Foreign Language Learning 3
LLT 496 Practicum in Adult English as a Second Language Teaching 3