Welcome to UCLA Department of Applied Linguistics
The Language Teaching minor provides undergraduate students with an overview of current pedagogical theories and practices in language teaching; the experience of observing the language acquisition process both in and out of the classroom; a supervised practicum experience in a variety of language classroom settings; and an opportunity to reflect on the interaction of theory and practice in language teaching.
The Language Teaching minor equips students to find a job in the burgeoning field of language instruction. The minor is also well suited for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in Applied Linguistics. The minor can enhance students' job prospects, applications to graduate programs, and chances of obtaining a teaching assistantship at a university.
For a checklist worksheet of the requirements for the Language Teaching minor, click here.
Required Upper Division Courses (32 units):
*Other courses not listed here may count towards the minor. Please consult the Undergraduate Advisor for more information.
A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major or minor requirements in another department or program, and at least 16 units applied toward the minor must be taken in residence at UCLA.
Transfer of credit for any of the above is subject to departmental approval; consult the undergraduate advisor before enrolling in any courses for the minor.
All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each and an overall C average. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.
For a list of course descriptions for the minor, please consult the General Catalog.