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 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.

Program Director: Amy Cook amycook@bgsu.edu               
Assistant Director: Lucinda Hunter lhunter@bgsu.edu
ESOL Secretary: Danielle Burkin dburkin@bgsu.edu
CCCC Coordinator: cccc@bgsu.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
1:00 P.M -5:00 P.M.

Questions about acquiring TESOL certification?

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

ESOL 1010 Poster Awarded Outstanding Collaborative Poster at GSW Showcase


Mohammed Alfaraj, Ai Saito, Stephen Ohene-Larbi, Rina Suzuki, and Ziwei Ding (not pictured) present "Assessment and Multimodal Composing in Second Language Settings" at the 2018 GSW Showcase. They were awarded the outstanding collaborative poster. Congratulations to all!

Stay Tuned for Spring 2019 ESOL Classes!

Spring registration for continuing students will be open on November 2nd. Continuing students will receive an email from our office listing any remaining ESOL course requirements. Contact us if you have any questions. 

ESOL Course Descriptions

More information about Spring Registration at BGSU