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The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is the largest college-credit ESL program in the state of Ohio. We serve students on temporary visas, immigrants from all over the world, and native-born U.S. citizens whose first language is not English. Whether you have an advanced degree from your own country and need English proficiency to continue your profession, or you are a new college student, Tri-C's ESL courses will prepare you to participate more fully in your college and professional life.

"It may sound strange, but I just love my ESL teachers. I had great teachers for my ESL courses
" Monika Cyranek, Poland

Becoming a student is easy:

(F-1 Visa Students should contact the International Student Coordinator at the Campus you want to attend:

Eastern  
Lori Brindisi
216-987-2118
Metropolitan George Koussa 216-987-4167
Western Damian Thorkelson 216-987-5203

or visit the International Students page for the necessary forms.)

  • Step 1: Submit an application
  • Step 3: Take the ESL placement test at the Assessment Center of the campus you plan to attend
  • Step 4: Meet with an ESL evaluator for an interview
  • Step 5: Following your evaluator's recommendations, register for classes
  • Step 6: Make payment arrangements


Projects, Facilities & Extracurricular Activities
Students in the Tri-C ESL program have access to the latest technologies including grammar software, MP3 players, and state-of the-art Sony recording software.  Also, advanced speaking students can participate in our acclaimed Folktales Project.

The ESL program offers numerous opportunities for campus involvement including multicultural / international clubs, conversation connection/conversation partners, picnics, and field trips. All activities provide opportunities for ESL and non-ESL students and faculty to celebrate the wealth of cultures in the Tri-C community.

"It is essential for newcomers to overcome culture shock, to understand American customs, traditions, and preferences. The ESL program at Eastern has many activities, assignments, and open discussion aimed at helping us to better relate to this culture."
Boris Kagarllitskiy, Uzbekistan

How to reach us

Enrollment Center 
800-954-8742  
enroll@tri-c.edu 

Eastern Campus
Stephanie Kasuboski
216-987-2388
stephanie.kasuboski@tri-c.edu  

Metropolitan Campus
Dr. Roberta Hendrick
216-987-4548
roberta.hendrick@tri-c.edu

Western Campus
Dr. Susan Lohwater
216-987-5044
susan.lohwater@tri-c.edu

Westshore Campus
Kirsten Windahl
216-987-5819
kirsten.windahl@tri-c.edu

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