If English is not your native language, we can help!
Cincinnati State offers placement testing for non-native speakers of English, and the individualized assistance you need to succeed.
Our English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps non-native speakers of English improve their English proficiency through integrated skills courses including:
- Listening comprehension
Some students may need to successfully complete ESL courses to continue with their degree program at Cincinnati State.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses
ESL 051 English as a Second Language Level 1
A course that integrates English skills including reading, writing, grammar, speaking, and listening comprehension. Topics include American culture, cross-cultural communication, and the immigrant experience. Prerequisites: None.
ESL 052 English as a Second Language Level 2
Continuation of ESL 51. Topics include American culture, cross-cultural communication, the immigrant experience, and current events. Prerequisite: ESL 051 or appropriate placement test score.
Free Beginning Level and Intermediate Level ESL
Cincinnati State offers free English as a Second Language classes during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. The classes meet on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on the Clifton campus. There is no registration process and no placement test. These classes are free and open to the public. New students can join at any time. For the summer 2019 semester, classes started on May 13 and will continue through August 14. The beginner class is meeting in Main Building room 268 and the intermediate class is meeting in Main Building room 270.
ESL Conversation Group
The ESL conversation group meets during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Conversation group is on the Clifton campus every Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the ATLC Building in room 101. It's a great opportunity to have engaging conversations about a variety of topics and to practice verbal skills in a relaxed, friendly setting. For the summer 2019 semester, conversation group started on May 22 and will continue through August 14.
We have a variety of services for international students to help make Cincinnati State feel like home.
Phone: (513) 569-4848