English for Speakers of Other Languages

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a post-admission program that provides language support for BGSU students who are non-native speakers of English. ESOL courses assist both undergraduate and graduate students in the development of academic English skills so that students can better meet the demands of their degree programs. The ESOL Program also provides clearance for International Teaching Assistants/Associates, as required by Ohio State Law. 

In addition to offering courses for enrolled BGSU students, the ESOL Program offers two optional programs to promote cultural understanding and language development. The Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection matches American and international students in  small conversation groups to connect people from various cultures through conversation.  Secondly, the Family English Program is a free English Class that is open to family members of BGSU faculty, staff, and students. Community members are also welcome.

Office Hours Fall 2015

Monday: Closed; Tuesday: 12:00-5:00; Wednesday: 8:00-5:00; Thursday: 11:00-5:00; Friday: 1:00-5:00.

ESOL Program Office: 218 East Hall
Program E-mail: esolprog@bgsu.edu
Phone: 419-372-8205

Program Director: Kimberly Spallinger

Assistant Director: Lucinda Hunter

ESOL Secretary: Danielle Burkin

Graduate Assistant: Danielle Donelson