The Certificate in English as a Second Language Studies may be awarded in conjunction with an academic major at the graduate and undergraduate levels, or to students holding a BA or higher degree. This certificate shows a student’s concentration in ESL studies. All courses taken in the curriculum may be applied toward other general and specific graduation requirements. ESL courses in our curriculum which were taken to fulfill other requirements at FAU may be applied to the certificate. All courses counting toward the certificate must be completed with a grade of B- or better and with an over-all average of B.
The following list of 15 credit hours comprises the required core courses. One equivalent three-credit course may be transferred from another accredited institution or program with the advice and consent of the Director.
Prerequisites: None. However, FOL 3880 Research and Bibliographic Methods (3 credits) is strongly recommended for students who have not had such a course.
Required courses: Five courses (15 credit hours) from the following:
LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics or LIN 4680 Structure of English
For more information visit our website at www.fau.edu/ESL or contact the director of the program, Dr. Prisca Augustyn (
). For the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature and the linguistics program visit www.fau.edu/LLCL.
The PAR program provides conditional admission for academically qualified international students who need access to English language and other academic and social preparation for success in a U.S. university setting. PAR students will be fully integrated into the Florida Atlantic University community and learn English, hone study habits and absorb cultural nuances that will lead to success in their studies at FAU.