Community ESL at Cornell

Community ESL at Cornell offers conversation classes for spouses and partners of international students and for visiting scholars. Each class meets for 2 hours per week and you may enroll in a maximum of two classes. The focus is on conversation skills, and we offer middle and advanced level classes.

These adult classes are taught by dedicated local community members who help newcomers gain confidence in English, introduce them to local customs and provide opportunities to make new friends.

Please review the ESL class schedule for Spring 2018

 Community ESL Spring 2018 Online Registration Form

Online registration for classes takes place at the start of fall and spring semester at Cornell. Individuals who will not be in Ithaca for the start of classes, or anyone with questions should contact:

Would you like to be a Community ESL teacher? We are looking for local community volunteers to teach, co-teach or assist with ESL classes. ESL teaching background is not required; if you are good at organizing communication activities and leading small groups in conversation, you could lead an ESL conversation class.

Email any questions about the Community ESL Program to the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)