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:
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