Welcome to the ESL Center at Kent State University. The ESL Center provides intensive English language instruction to international students who want to enter American universities or learn English for other personal or professional reasons. Our mission is to prepare you for your undergraduate or graduate studies in the United States of America.

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 who have a passion for helping our students achieve their academic goals.

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 over 40,000 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!

 

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ESL Mission

Our mission is to help you improve your English language skills. All ESL classes are taught by experienced instructors who have a passion for helping learners achieve their goals.

We help undergraduate and graduate students with academic English and test preparation.

We help working professionals and members of the community with English training for communication.

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Kent Campus

Where is Kent State University?

Kent, Ohio, is a safe, affordable, and friendly community just 45 minutes south of Cleveland and 15 minutes east of Akron. 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!

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ESL Students

ESL Students

Why Kent State University?

Kent State has more than 300 degree programs and a robust international student population. ESL students can live and learn surrounded by English with opportunities to work on campus, join student organizations, make friends, and experience dynamic, American campus life.