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.
Questions about acquiring TESOL certification?
If you are interested in gaining a TESOL certificate, please contact the TESOL Certificate Program.
Register Now for Fall 2018 ESOL Classes!
Registration for continuing students is now open. Continuing students received an email from our office listing any remaining ESOL course requirements. Contact us if you have any questions.
Sign Up for Fall 2018 CCCC
In the CCCC program, you’ll join a small group that meets regularly throughout the semester. Each group includes a mix of international and domestic students and a trained group leader. CCCC also plans several events for all participants to get together during the semester, starting with a kick-off party to meet group members.