Bilingual Education | Judson University Christian College


English as a Second Language and Bilingual Language Programs

The objectives of the ESL/BL Program are to provide quality and meaningful instruction for teachers who want to work with linguistically and culturally diverse students and to promote quality educational programs that address English Language Learners and enable them to succeed in a global society.

Endorsement in ESL/BL will:

  • Increase your marketability in the field of elementary, middle school and secondary education.
  • Promote cross-cultural understanding.
  • Provide effective strategies to use with non-native English speakers.
  • Expand a teacher's ability to communicate and teach non-native Englisher speakers.

Courses required to obtain both ESL
and Bilingual Approval:

EDU214 Foundations in Language Minority Education
Spring, 3 credit hours
EDU311 Technology for Language Minority Students (Elective)
Summer, 3 credit hours
EDU314 Assessment of Language Minority Students
Fall, 3 credit hours
EDU315 Cross Cultural Education
Spring, 3 credit hours
EDU316 Linguistic Considerations for Reading/Writing in New Language
Summer, 3 credit hours
EDU317 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language
Fall, 3 credit hours
EDU318 Methods and Materials for Teaching Bilingual Students
Spring, 3 credit hours

Course List and Descriptions

Additional Requirements for ESL and Bilingual Approval

Complete 18 semester hours of course credit
Complete 100 clock hours of ESL or Bilingual clinical experience or 3
months of teaching experience in ESL/BL classroom
For Bilingual, must pass a state language exam

Spanish Minor Program

Spanish Minor Courses

Introduction to Spanish 101 - Spring and Fall semesters every year
Introduction to Spanish 201 - Springsemester every year
Intermediate Spanish301 - Fall semester every year
Intermediate Spanish302 - Springsemester every year
Language Society - Fall semester every year
Intercultural Communication - Spring semester of odd years
Modern Latin America - Fall semester of even years
Spanish Language Proficiency Exam
Approved Immersion Experience:
Latin American Studies Program or
Immersion experience developed by Judson University

For information regarding these programs, please contact:
Professor Chris Starzynski

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