English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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 Community English Class is a free English class that is open to everyone: family members of BGSU faculty, staff, and students; visiting scholars; and community members.

Program Director: Amy Cook amycook@bgsu.edu       
ESOL Secretary: Kelly Jennings kjennin@bgsu.edu
CCCC Coordinator: Krys Ingman cccc@bgsu.edu


Questions about acquiring TESOL certification?

If you are interested in gaining a TESOL certificate, please contact the TESOL Certificate Program.