ESL Programs at The Ohio State University provides extraordinary learning opportunities for international students and non-native speakers of English.
Established in 1983, the American Language Program (ALP) serves both graduate and undergraduate students who are not yet proficient in English. While most intend to pursue an academic program at OSU, some will study at other universities or use the skills gained in business or commercial settings. As ALP students they enroll in language skills courses at one of five levels from beginning through advanced. Their courses also help them adjust to their new surroundings, both academic and social.American Language Program
Established in the 1950’s, ESL Composition (ESLC) offers a broad spectrum of courses which assist students in development of writing skills necessary for them to perform successfully as writers in OSU courses. ESLC courses teach writing as a means of communication as well as self-expression, and focus on both the process and product of writing. Tutorial sessions offered in every course provide students with opportunities to discuss their writing assignments and their progress as learners and writers.ESL Composition Program
Established in 1986, the Spoken English Program (SEP) screens all prospective international teaching assistants, provides coursework in classroom communication for those who require it, and administers performance tests which certify them to teach at OSU. SEP courses focus on improving spoken fluency and pronunciation as well as the development of intercultural and pedagogical skills. Students attend tutorials, work with conversation partners, and take final oral interview and mock teaching tests.Spoken English Program