A Language and Cultural Emersion
A Variety of Study Options
Cleveland State University’s CEA accredited programs are equipped to meet ESL students’ needs. Within the Intensive English Language Program (IELP), students can study whether their goal is educational, professional, or personal proficiency.
The philosophy of engaged learning adopted by the university extends to ESL studies. Classes are small in size and engaging, with four different levels of learning and course topics ranging from reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and grammar. There are summer programs in July as well.
An American College
With the Midwestern city of Cleveland in the campus’s backyard, immersion in the classroom is just the beginning. From its welcoming feel and multitude of cultures to its many museums and parks, Cleveland has much to offer students.
Cleveland State University is situated in the heart of downtown Cleveland, allowing for access to many cultural and entertainment activities. A variety of restaurants, concert venues, and sports teams all call Cleveland home. Also unique to Ohio – students can experience all four seasons.
Brazilians are warmly welcomed to Cleveland State. With some Brazilian students already enrolled, the diversity of the campus allows for both the comfort of home and the thrill of a new place. With conveniences such as airport pick-up, on-campus housing, and orientation services, students have the support that makes being away from home easier.
Upon completion of the program, a future at CSU is bright. “In our ESL program, 85% to 90% of the students are hoping to continue at CSU and 80% to 85% actually do,” said ESL Program Director Dr. Michele S. Bowman.
A Complete English Language Experience
The IELP at Cleveland State University holds professional accreditation as well as memberships in the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).
Students not only receive high level ESL instruction, but also the benefits of attending classes on the campus of a four-year US university — everything from facilities to housing and lifestyle. Students carry university ID cards and integrate into campus life. They not only improve their English language skills, but gain exposure to a great American city and the college experience.