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ESL Composition Program

Established in the 1950’s, the ESL Composition (ESLC) Program is one of the largest post-admission English as a Second Language programs in the United States.  The program offers a broad spectrum of courses which assist students in development of writing skills 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. Writing group sessions offered in every course provide students with opportunities to discuss their writing assignments and their progress as learners and writers.

Undergraduates who complete the ESLC sequence enroll in English 1110. Graduate students often write their M.A. or Ph.D. exams and theses soon after completing the ESL Composition sequence.  The ESL Composition Program also offers elective courses, EDUTL 6911, 6912 & 6913,  to help graduate students with those tasks.

The ESL Composition Program office is located at 356 Arps Hall, 1945 North High Street, telephone 614-292-1364.