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Minor in Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Teaching
(20 hours)


This minor is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. A teaching minor may only be received by students graduating with a teaching major. In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

The Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Teaching Minor is offered through the Department of Teaching Education in the McKay School of Education. This minor prepares educators to teach in a public school setting where both English and one other approved foreign language are taught. Currently approved languages include Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. This minor can lead to a Dual-Language Immersion endorsement through the Utah State Office of Education.

Non-language teaching majors and minors: Students must pass the OPI at an advanced-mid level and the Praxis in the target language before they can start the Dual-Language Immersion minor. If a student does not pass, the student will be encouraged to take a conversational class in the language before taking the OPI and Praxis again and applying for the minor.

Language teaching majors and minors: Students must pass the OPI and Praxis before TELL 435. If a student does not pass, the student will be encouraged to take a conversational class in the language. If instructors believe students could pass OPI before taking TELL 435, they can make the decision to allow students into the class. However, if students do not pass the OPI and/or Language Praxis, they will not be allowed to continue on to TELL 445.

Note: Courses must be taken in sequential order and no more than two TELL courses can be taken in the same semester/term.

Program Requirements

  1. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  2. A multicultural course is required for this minor and must be taken before or concurrently with TELL 410. El Ed and ECE majors should take El Ed 203; secondary education majors should take Sc Ed 353.
  3. Complete the following core courses:
      FLANG 300 : Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FLANG 300 : Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Historical overview, theoretical and research foundations for dual language and immersion education; practical application of theory and research in immersion programs.

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      TELL 410 : Second Language Acquisition. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 410 : Second Language Acquisition. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: EL ED 323 & EL ED 203; or ELANG 223 & SC ED 353; or CPSE 425
      DESCRIPTION: Processes and variables in native- and second-language development. How teachers can foster efficient acquisition of language, cognitive, and academic skills in second-language environments.

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      TELL 420 : Assessing Linguistically Diverse Students. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 420 : Assessing Linguistically Diverse Students. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: ELANG 223 & SC ED 353; or EL ED 203
      DESCRIPTION: Fundamental concepts in testing, use/interpretation of current instruments for language/academic assessment, appropriate placement of linguistically diverse students, and developing classroom language assessments.

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      TELL 435 : Language and Literacy Instruction in K-12 Dual Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 435 : Language and Literacy Instruction in K-12 Dual Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: FLANG 300 & TELL 410 & TELL 420; or FLANG 300 & TELL 410 & IP&T 213; OPI (Advanced-Mid), FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION:  Theory and rationale for developing language and literacy in two or more languages. Focus on the development of a variety of language arts and literacy instruction, techniques, methods, and theory in K-12 dual immersion classrooms.

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  4. Complete the following after completing the core courses above:
      TELL 445 : Content-Based Language Instruction in K-12 Dual-Language Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 445 : Content-Based Language Instruction in K-12 Dual-Language Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: TELL 435; OPI (Advanced-Mid), FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Methods, theories, and practice for teaching language in content area subjects such as math, science, and social studies in K-12 dual immersion environments.

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  5. Complete one of the following target language teaching methods courses:
      CHIN 377 : Chinese Language Teaching Procedures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHIN 377 : Chinese Language Teaching Procedures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Chin 301 or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Acquiring knowledge and skills specific to teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Conducted in Chinese and English.

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      FREN 377 : Introduction to French Language Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 377 : Introduction to French Language Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Fren 321; FLang 276 (if a French teaching major)
      DESCRIPTION: Language acquisition theories and instructional practices specific to French language classrooms. Includes teaching phonological features and pronunciation. Lectures, demonstrations, and microteaching.
      NOTE: Taught in French and English.

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      GERM 377 : Methods in Teaching German. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 377 : Methods in Teaching German. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: GERM 303 & GERM 344 & FLANG 276
      DESCRIPTION: Developing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students in German; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

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      PORT 377 : Methods of Portuguese Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PORT 377 : Methods of Portuguese Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Methods for planning Portuguese language and culture instruction, teaching communicative skills, and assessing students' learning. Course is geared toward instructors at K-12 as well as university level.

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      SPAN 377 : Spanish Teaching Methods 1. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 377 : Spanish Teaching Methods 1. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SPAN 321 & SPAN 326 & SPAN 345; or SPAN 321 & SPAN 326 & SPAN 355; Spanish Teaching major or minor status.
      DESCRIPTION: History of language teaching methods; standards-based unit and lesson planning; strategies for teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.

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  6. Complete four credit hours of the following after all the above courses have been completed:
      TELL 478R : Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Student Teaching. (.5-4:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 478R : Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Student Teaching. (.5-4:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: TELL 435 & TELL 445; FBI fingerprint background clearance; Language teaching methods in the target language; Passing OPI at advanced-mid; Praxis II.
      DESCRIPTION: Supervised, full-day experience to develop and demonstrate competence in teaching content in a foreign language in an approved public school setting.  Observation is stressed initially, with responsibility for teaching increasing across the four-week experience.

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