English Second Language Minor
The minor in English as a Second Language (ESL) is designed for students pursuing a degree in education, international missions, nonprofit management or another major area of study. Students learn how to teach English to foreign language learners in a variety of settings, both in the United States and abroad.
Before their student teaching experience, students will complete short-term field experiences. Olivet students must complete between 100-130 hours of field experiences. The Teacher Education Program at ONU assists them in securing the school placements for all their field experiences.
Olivet’s chapter of the Student Education Association (SEA) helps students do additional “educational service” activities each academic year. SEA empowers students and other future educators to invest in the lives of the next generation. Through professional and social activities, students bond with their classmates, faculty and area educators who are already working in their chosen careers. SEA is the largest student organization on campus with more than 200 students who participate in activities each year.