Department of Teacher Education

English as a Second Language

Cleveland State University will be closed Friday, January 19 due to a snow storm. We will respond to any emails on Monday, January 22.

Please click on the IELP link below for information or email  You can also call 216-875-9669 for an appointment or information. 

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program provides English instruction for individuals who need to improve their language skills. Students may take classes in

For customized courses for the workplace or short-term ESL courses for groups, please contact the director, Michele Bowman at or 216 875 9669.

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 short-term 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 206
Cleveland State University
2605 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 875-9669

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