English as a Second Language - Non Education
Learn how to meaningfully engage with people who might otherwise be left out of the conversation. Studying English as a second language expands the reach of any degree.
When you add an ESL minor, you’ll learn a broad set of skills for interacting with non-native speakers, children, and people with language disorders. You’ll take classes taught by experienced Christian faculty who share your deep empathy for people marginalized by Western society.
And when you graduate, you’ll be confident in your skills, mindset, and connections.
This page describes the non-education ESL degree. Calvin's school of education also offers an ESL education minor specifically for students planning a career as an educator.
Make a difference
Study the fundamentals of human communication, and connect to west Michigan’s fast-growing medical and research community.
Expand your options with an education minor
If you’re planning a career as an educator, an ESL education minor is an excellent choice. Learn more about Calvin’s widely respected education program.
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