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.
Program Requirements & Opportunities
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.
You can afford a Calvin education.
You’ve heard a lot about the high cost of a university education. But a Calvin education is much more affordable than you think. Most Calvin students pay far below the sticker price—and graduate with less debt than you might expect.
A reputation for excellence.
There’s a reason Calvin gets top marks from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more. Calvin graduates are in demand at grad schools, med schools, and careers in every field.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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- Communication & Media Studies
- Education (BA, BS)
- Many specializations, including:
- Master of Education (MEd)
- Health Sciences
- Exercise Science
- Health Education
- One Health
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Public Health
- Recreation Leadership
- Speech Pathology and Audiology (BA, MA)
- Master of Speech Pathology
- Theraputic Recreation
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
- Computer Science
- Data Analytics
- Data Science
- Engineering (BSE)
- Environmental Science—Natural Resources Track
- Environmental Science—Naturalist Track
- Environmental Studies
- Social Sciences
- World Languages & Cultural Studies
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