Teacher Education

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program provides English instruction for individuals who need to improve their language skills. Students may take classes 
at our Intensive English Language Program (IELP) as non-credit courses or; 
take ESL credit courses as an undergraduate or graduate student or; 
request specialized workplace ESL instruction in their location or ours. 
Program Information
Intensive English Language Program (IELP): Courses within a program to prepare students for academic study
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Information: Classes for students already admitted into academic programs, but need some support

Special Programs

Integrated ESL skills – Continuing Education

Course Catalog   

1-month courses: June 4-29 and July 2-30, 2018 (no class on 7/4)

Course Descriptions
ESL 1200 Section 1000 will provide practice in listening & speaking for the non-native speaker of English.  

• Speaking will include accent improvement with a focus on stress and intonation.
• Listening will include everyday usage in various settings, including shopping, doctor visits and use real-life materials
• Course meeting times will be Tuesday and Thursday 9:45am – 11:45am

ESL 1210 Section 1000 will provide practice in reading and writing for the non-native speaker. 
• Reading practice will focus on everyday needs, such as signs, forms, emails, etc. 
• Writing practice will focus on the same ever day needs, but will add some more formal examples
• Course meeting times will be Monday & Wednesday from 9:45 am – 11:45am

Purpose:  This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who want to improve their English for everyday purposes. Course instruction will be at an intermediate/low advanced level. This course is not for true beginners.  It is not part of the Intensive English Language Program. This course is open to people on B visas, F2 visas, green card holders, citizens etc.   ESL staff can help you decide if this course is for you.  An informal assessment can be arranged.

Cost:  $600 per course each session*. 
Includes: 16 hours of instruction per course and book/materials
First session:  Sign up by May 25, 2018 and 8 students are needed to run the course. The full payment due by June 1, 2018.   
Second session: Sign up by June 22, 2018 and 8 students needed to run the course The full payment is due by June 29, 2018. 
*Participation in two courses in either the June or July sessions will provide a 10% discount ($60) in the second course. Lack of payment will cause cancellation with no refund.

Registration:  Please sign up for the appropriate Integrated ESL skills application on the Continuing Education page.  Be sure to click on English as a Second Language Registration link:  https://www.campusce.net/csucasal/category/category.aspx?S=188

Please send questions to m.s.bowman@csuohio.edu  and note “SUMMER 2018” in the subject.
Contact:  Michele Bowman, Director     m.s.bowman@csuohio.edu  (216) 875-9904.

We can customize special programs for small groups during the summer months (late May through early August).

For these Special Programs, topics can integrate English Language Learning in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • American Culture
  • or A Topic of Your Choice

Planning for these programs should begin by February.

In addition to face-to-face and online coursework, there are a variety of activities that can be included related to your topics or cultural trips.

Please Contact:
Dr. Michele S. Bowman-ESL Program Director
Mather Mansion Room 209
Cleveland State University
2605 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 875-9669

                        English as a Second language