ESL Certificate

The Linguistics Program offers a 22-credit-hour program of study leading to a Certificate of Accomplishment in English as a Second Language. The Certificate is issued by the University upon the recommendation of the Linguistics Program and the Faculty Senate.


The Certificate is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline, as well as post-baccalaureate students.

Non-native speakers of English may have to take an English competency examination.


With the exception of LING 495 (ESL Practicum), courses taken for Certificate credit may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

* Students in Teaching and Learning in the College of Education pursuing ESL Licensure take the elective courses LING 477 and LING 478 for 3 credits.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Certificate of Accomplishment in English as a Second Language, contact Dr. Mizuki Miyashita.