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.
Program Director: Kimberly Spallinger
Assistant Director: Lucinda Hunter
ESOL Secretary: Danielle Burkin
Graduate Assistant: Danielle Donelson