Department of Teacher Education

English as a Second Language

The ESL program staff are working remotely, but the classes are partially on campus.  You can click on the IELP link below for Intensive ESL information or email  For all other ESL information, email or call 216-875-9669. 
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program provides English instruction for individuals who need to improve their language skills. Students may take classes in
The Summer 2021 IELP schedule will be hybrid (part on campus and part online). We expect to be entirely on campus by August. Please contact the office at or call 216-875-9669.

• The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provides instruction in Academic English in non-credit courses 

• ESL course  graduate students for Communication for international teaching assistants.

• ESL Courses for the workplace or everyday English.  Continuing Education - ESL courses.  Speaking and Pronunciation 

• Customized short-term ESL courses for groups

Restarting in 2020, we can customize special programs for small groups during the summer months (late May through early August). For these Special Programs, topics can integrate English Language Learning in the following areas:
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • American Culture
  • or A Topic of Your Choice

Planning for these short-term programs should begin by February. In addition to face-to-face and online coursework, there are a variety of activities that can be included related to your topics or cultural trips.

Please Contact:
Dr. Michele S. Bowman-ESL Program Director
Mather Mansion Room 206
Cleveland State University
2605 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 875-9669

                        English as a Second language