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, 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

Spring sessions run January 22-April 25, 2019 (no classes the week of spring break or the week after Easter).

  • Developing English: meets Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am in the CSLC, 329 DeBartolo Hall
  • Expanding English: meets Thursdays from 9:30-11:30am in the CSLC, 329 DeBartolo Hall

If interested, sign up herePlease sign up for only ONE level.


Students may choose to attend an elective TESOL Practicum class that begins on Friday, January 25. Students should attend the same level as the Tuesday/Thursday classes:

  • Developing English: meets Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm in LaFortune Hall, the Dooley Room 
  • Expanding English: meets Fridays from 1:00pm-3:00pm in Corbett Family Hall, Room E202 (Seminar)

ISSA does 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.