ESL Classes for Spouses

The ESL for International Spouses Program was created by International Student and Scholar Affairs to enrich the lives and improve the English levels of the spouses of international students, scholars, staff, and faculty, regardless of immigration status. Experienced instructors teach conversational English, American culture, English grammar, and English literature. In the class, everyone has the chance to speak English and to ask questions.

For more information about Resources for International Spouses at Notre Dame, visit the ISSA website


  • English Grammar and Current Events: meets Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am
  • U.S. Culture and Conversations: meets Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am

Fall classes will run September 3, 2019 through November 21, 2019 (no classes the week of fall break).

If interested, sign up and pay by credit card hereYou may sign up for one or both classes.


Students may choose to attend an elective conversation class led by a TESOL Practicum student that begins on Friday, August 30, 2019 and runs until Friday, December 6, 2019. The time and place for this class will be announced soon. 


ISSA and the EAP Program do not offer classes for those who are just beginning to learn the English language. For those individuals, we recommend they visit the Robinson Community Learning Center, the South Bend Community School Corporation Adult Education Center, or The Language Company for beginning English as a New Language (ENL) courses.