Department of Teacher Education

English as a Second Language

The university and our office will close for the Winter Holidays beginning at 5pm on Monday, December 23, 2019. We will re-open at 8am on Wednesday, January 2, 2020.
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

• Thee Intensive English Language Program (IELP) as non-credit courses 

• ESL courses for undergraduate and graduate students

• ESL Courses for the workplace or everyday English.  Continuing Education - ESL courses. (You may have to click on "Languages and Culture", "Education" and "ESL" to get to the courses offered.)

• Customized short-term ESL courses for groups

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 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 205
Cleveland State University
2605 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 875-9669

                        English as a Second language