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English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

juliana teaching imgNC State is proud to be a diverse university with students from all over the world — and the English as a Second Language program plays a vital role in providing support and resources to students, faculty and staff.  Whether you are an international student who needs to enroll into an English language course or a professional interested in ESL teacher training, we can help you meet your academic and professional goals. Check out our open-access, refereed publication, Dialogues, An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research for the newest trends in the field.

Credit-bearing English Language Courses

teaching esl imgWe offer credit-bearing courses for regularly enrolled undergraduate and graduate international students. You can find the classes listed in the NC State Course Catalog under the name FLE (Foreign Language English).

For a list of course descriptions, policies and frequently asked questions, visit the FLE Courses page.

FLE Courses Page


Non-credit bearing ESL Classes

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers free Advanced Conversation and Pronunication classes. Here is the spring 2020 schedule:

Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:15 and Friday mornings from 10:15 - 11:30.  Both classes are in Withers 120.

All NCSU students, visiting scholars, staff, and spouses are welcome. 

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NC State's Intensive English Language Program on 2526 Hillsborough Street also offers very affordable, high-quality English courses to the general public as well as to Visiting Scholars and their spouses. Please go this link for more information: https://intensive-english.ncsu.edu/part-time-enrollment/


Oral Proficiency Testing for International Teaching Assistants

The ESL program offers language improvement courses for International Teaching Assistants. We also administer the Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) test for potential graduate teaching assistants. The SPEAK test is designed to measure non-native speakers' oral English proficiency.

SPEAK Test Information

Teacher Training Programs

ESL Add-On Licensure for K-12 teachers

 The NC State ESL program provides an ESL teacher licensure program for undergraduates enrolled in teacher education and for currently licensed North Carolina public school teachers.

ESL Teacher Licensure Program

TESOL Certificate Program 

This non-degree program is designed for those who are interested in teaching English abroad and in community colleges, and working and volunteering in immigrant communities. Students earn a TESOL Certificate in one semester.

TESOL Certificate Program


Academic Publications

Dialogues: An Interdisciplinary Journal for English Language Teaching and Research serves as a forum for all professionals to share their research, innovative ideas, and best classroom practices to better serve English learners and the profession as a whole. Please peruse our 2017 and 2018 issues. 


Ministory

To gain perspective, teach abroad!

Jenny Choi, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and 2016 NC State graduate in Elementary Education: "...I teach English to Korean students on a daily basis and thanks to the ESL Add-On program, I am able to foster cultural awareness and teach my students more effectively."


Contact us

Dr. Jillian HaeselerDirector of ESL
Email: jshaesel@ncsu.edu
Office: Withers 325
Phone: 919-515-9299
Fax: 919-513-7034


Campus Box 8106
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8106

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