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 and family members 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.

Spring classes will run January 21, 2020 through April 17, 2020 (no classes the week of spring break).

Students may pay $30.00 to attend either the Tuesday or Thursday class. If you would like to attend both classes, you must pay the $30.00 fee for each class.


English Grammar and Current Events

meets Tuesdays at 9:30-11:30am in the CSLC at 334 Bond Hall 

If you would like to learn more about English grammar, then this is the class for you. The English Grammar and Current Events class will work through an English grammar textbook that focuses on intermediate to advanced grammatical structures. We will practice these grammar concepts through reading, watching, writing about, and discussing the news.
($30: Register here)

U.S. Culture and Conversations 

meets Thursdays at 9:30-11:30am in the CSLC at 334 Bond Hall

Are you curious about culture and customs of the U.S.? Would you like to practice speaking and pronunciation? Come join us in the U.S. Culture and Conversation class, where we will discuss a new cultural topic each week. Instruction will focus on conversation and pronunciation skills.
($30: Register here)

Free Elective Conversation Class

meets Fridays at 1:00-3:00pm in the CSLC at 334 Bond Hall

Students may choose to attend a free elective conversation class led by a Notre Dame TESOL Practicum student that begins on Friday, January 24 and runs until Friday, April 17, 2020. The class will meet every Friday except for the weeks of spring break and Easter.
(Free: No registration needed

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

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.