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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps non-native speakers of English improve their English proficiency through integrated skills courses including:

  • Speaking
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar

Some students may need to successfully complete ESL courses to continue with their degree program.

Courses include:

  • ESL 051 – English as a Second Language Level 1 (4 credits)
  • ESL 052 – English as a Second Language Level 2 (4 credits)

Course Information

Day and evening ESL courses are offered every semester. The schedule of classes for each semester is in the Course Search section of this website. 

Students who want to earn college credit for ESL courses must:

  • Register and pay for classes.

Fall Semester 2021 Courses:

Free ESL Classes and Conversation Group – Offered August 30 – December 18, 2021

  • ESL Beginner Free Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Main Building Room 278 or 280.
    Questions? Contact Preston Frasch at preston.frasch@cincinnatistate.edu
  • ESL Intermediate Free Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Main Building Room 278 or 280.
    Questions? Contact Preston Frasch at preston.frasch@cincinnatistate.edu

Registration is not required to participate in the free classes or conversation group and everyone is welcome to join.

ESL Courses for CreditOffered August 30 – December 18, 2021

  • ESL 051-001 Tuesdays and Thursdays- 9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
    Attendance is required for this course that is offered in-person.
    • Students must register and pay for the course to earn college credit.
  • ESL 052-001 Tuesdays and Thursdays- 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
    Attendance is required for this course that is offered in-person.
    • Students must register and pay for the course to earn college credit.
  • ESL 051-200 Tuesdays and Thursdays- 6:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
    Attendance is required for this course that is offered in-person.
    • Students must register and pay for the course to earn college credit.

Contact

Angela Haensel
Associate Dean, Humanities & Sciences
(513) 569-4845
angela.haensel@cincinnatistate.edu