What is the Bilingual ESOL endorsement? How do I get one?
Speakers of Spanish can take an additional Spanish Assessment, which allows you to earn the Bilingual portion of the ESOL endorsement. The assessment is offered every two years at Lewis & Clark. For speakers of Spanish and/or other world languages, you can take and pass the NES/ORELA in your preferred language.
To add the bilingual portion of the ESOL endorsement, you have two options:
- If you are admitted to the ESOL/Bilingual endorsement program at Lewis & Clark, once you complete all of the program requirements, including successfully passing the Spanish Assessment, Lewis & Clark will recommend you to TSPC for the endorsement.
- If you are admitted to the ESOL endorsement program at Lewis & Clark, once you complete all of the program requirements and pass one or more of the NES/ORELA world language tests, Lewis & Clark will recommend you to TSPC for the ESOL endorsement and you will indicate to TSPC on your C-1 application form that you are also adding the Bilingual endorsement based on your passing test score(s).