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  • MAESL Adult ESL Strand

    The MAESL allows our Adult ESL Program graduates to teach ESL in community-based ESL programs, Adult Basic Education programs, and colleges, where many immigrant students start their advanced education in the United States.

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    The Adult ESL Certificate Strand requires 41-43 credits, encompassing the following:  

    Adult ESL Certificate Courses: 8 credits

    • ESL 6631: Introduction to the Adult ELL: Developing Reading and Writing Skills (2 credits)
    • ESL 6634: ESL for Adults: Oral Skills (2 credits)
    • ESL 6636: Course Design for Adult ESL Classes (2 credits)
    • ESL 6638:Assessment of the Adult ELL (2 credits) 

    ESL courses: 18 credits

    • ESL 6612: Advocating for English Language Learners (2 credits)
    • ESL 7502: Language and Society (4 credits)
    • ESL 7519: Linguistics for Language Teachers (4 credits)
    • ESL 7610: History of English (1 credit)
    • ESL 7650: Basics of Modern English (4 credits)
    • ESL 7660: Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)

    Practicum experience: 2-4 credits

    Upper division coursework: 13 credits

    • ESL 8010: Phonetics and Phonology (2 credits)
    • ESL 8020: Advanced Linguistic Analysis (3 credits)
    • ESL 8490: Research Methodology (4 credits)
    • ESL 8495: ESL Capstone (4 credits)