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ESL Center

English as a Second Language Center

Welcome to the ESL Center at Kent State University. The ESL Center offers several programs that provide intensive English language instruction to international students who want to enter American universities or learn English for other personal or professional reasons. The ESL Center also welcomes individuals or groups who are interested in special programs of study. It is our goal to help students learn to communicate and study effectively in English and to gain a greater understanding of American culture.

The ESL Center is committed to academic excellence through flexibility in program design. All courses are available at various proficiency levels to insure that students receive the best English training possible. All classes are taught by experienced instructors holding a Master's or Doctorate degree in English, Applied Linguistics or Teaching of English as a Second Language.

The ESL Center at Kent State University is located in Kent, Ohio, just 45 minutes south of Cleveland and 15 minutes east of Akron. Kent State University has a current enrollment of 42,513 students. Kent city has an approximate population of 28,000 people. Northeast Ohio offers a wide variety of cultural and sports events. You can enjoy the Cleveland Orchestra, Ohio Ballet, art galleries, museums, hiking trails, parks, skiing, the Cleveland Indians, etc. Also, please note that Ohio has four seasons!

Registration Open for TOEFL test on April 25, 2015.

Upcoming TOEFL's testing:

  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00am Bowman Hall room 133
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:00am Bowman Hall room 133