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. 

  • In Summer and Fall semesters 2021, Cincinnati State will offer free virtual ESL classes and a free virtual ESL conversation group. See more information below.
  • In Fall semester 2021, Cincinnati State plans to offer both credit-bearing and free ESL classes in face-to-face and virtual format, as well as our “virtual conversation table.”
  • For virtual classes, students must have a computer with a camera and microphone, and reliable internet access.

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

  • Register and pay for classes. International students pay the out-of-state tuition rate.

International students should contact Cincinnati State International Student Affairs at international@cincinnatistate.edu for information about visa status and other requirements.

Summer Semester 2021 Courses:

Free ESL Classes and Conversation Group – Offered June 7 – August 14, 2021

  • ESL Beginner Free Virtual Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • ESL Intermediate Free Virtual Class – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • ESL Free Virtual Conversation Group – Wednesdays – 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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

  • Attendance at every session is not required for free ESL activities.
  • Participants must have a computer with a camera and a microphone, and a reliable internet connection.

ESL Courses for Credit – Offered June 7 – August 14, 2021

  • ESL 051Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 10 to 11:50 a.m. Attendance is required for this virtual course that is offered via a Zoom connection.
    • Students must register and pay for the course to earn college credit.
    • Students must have a computer with a camera and microphone, and a reliable internet connection.
  • ESL 052Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 1:50 p.m. Attendance is required for this virtual course that is offered via a Zoom connection.
    • Students must register and pay for the course to earn college credit.
    • Students must have a computer with a camera and microphone, and a reliable internet connection.

International Students

Cincinnati State offers a variety of services for international students to help the College feel like home. International students, regardless of your visa status, should contact International Student Affairs at (513) 569-4769 or email internationalstudentaffairs@cincinnatistate.edu for more information. We are ready to assist you.

Visit the International Students page to learn more.

Contact

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