Teaching English to Multilingual Students

Are you interested in a teaching English to multilingual students abroad or in the USA?  Or, maybe you just want to learn more about teaching and learning English? College Writing Programs and Education have teamed up to offer a minor or certificate that can be earned in one summer.

Summer Minor: Educating for the 21st Century: Teaching English to Multilingual Students


Required Courses



In Session A (May 21 - June 29, 2018), all courses are online:


Education W142 (online): Education in a Global World

Course Description: Learn about schooling and educational perspectives from around the world, examining educational programs and initiatives targeting diverse populations of students. Students will engage diverse cultural resources and create global education projects.   

College Writing W143 (online): Foundations of Teaching ESL/EFL

Course Description: Learn about the fundamental principles and practices of English language education in both local and global contexts. This course covers theory and methods behind teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking to diverse populations of English language learners in a variety of academic contexts.

In Session D (July 2 - August 10, 2018), you will take a combination of online and face-to-face classes:


Education W140 AC (online): The Art of Making Meaning

Course Description: Learn about theories of literacy and learning in digital, networked environments, as well as research methods in education. Students work on a number of creative activities to represent key course ideas, as well as author a final Case Study paper documenting their field work experience. This course satisfies one practicum experience and UC Berkeley’s American Cultures requirement.

Education W144 (online): Practicum in Education

Course Description: This practicum i is designed to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to gain knowledge of teaching methods and research through critically reflecting on practicum work conducted in an educational setting. Students have the option of conducting practicum work in one of three areas: (1) conducting guided research; (2) working in an education-providing institution; and (3) course assistance in a university class for multilingual students. Students will be guided in these activities via the online practicum course. The instructor for this section will help you identify a practicum site. Students must complete 3 practicum course units for the Minor, either in one semester by enrolling in 3 units or over 2 or 3 semesters by enrolling multiple times for 1 or 2 units.

College Writing 145 (campus): English Language Materials and Assessment

Course Description: You will learn to develop instructional materials and assessment tools in English language teaching in both local and global contexts. This course covers theory and methods behind choosing, adapting, and writing materials that are suitable for diverse populations of English language learners in a variety of academic contexts.

Read more about the Education courses offered.

You can take all the courses in one summer, or spread them out over two or more summers. Even if you aren’t pursuing a minor or certificate, you are welcome to join any of these classes individually if you are interested.

Visiting students will be offered a certificate upon successful completion of all five courses. You can register through Summer Sessions.