State University's English as a Second Language Program is designed to serve the
needs of international and U.S. students that have an interest in improving
their English language skills. Our primary focus is with the academic success of
the students whose first language is other than English. The ESL program also provides special programs for
those who are interested in improving their English and learning about American
culture and university life.
the students with effective language instruction and learning facilitation
top quality faculty and staff
innovative programming and services offering cutting edge teaching, curriculum
design, and research.
support and resources to all students, faculty, and the community to enhance
individual growth and global understanding.
professional cooperation and collaboration
The ESL Program is part of the Governors State University campus in the heart of Chicago’s Southland near I-57, a major north-south
route, and I-80, the region’s major east-west route. The campus is a 37-mile
drive from downtown Chicago and 35 minutes from Joliet, Kankakee and Gary.
Faculty and Staff:
Faculty and Staff
Governors State University ESL Program
School of Extended Learning
Governors State University
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
We are dedicated to providing support and resources to all students, faculty, and the community to enhance individual growth and global understanding.
Provide skills, information, and knowledge that enable others to communicate in English and support faculty in their professional development.