The ESL Center
ESL students At the ESL Center, KSU IEP, undergraduate, and graduate international students can receive tutoring in writing, reading, pronunciation, and public speaking, as well as advising for their general education (core) requirements and mentoring. Appointments are usually, but not always, necessary. The ESL Center has two locations. The ESL Center – Kennesaw Campus is located in Sturgis Library Room 442. Contact (470) 578-6377 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The ESL Center – Marietta Campus is located in Norton Hall, Bldg. R2, Room 164. Contact (470) 578-4915 or email@example.com. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide to the ESL Center (PDF)
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Advising for International Students
Academic advising is available at the ESL Center for students with questions about their general education requirements or for students who need help registering for classes. For more information, please contact David Schmidt at (470) 578-6377 or email@example.com. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversation Partners Program
Conversation Partners (CPP) is a FUN, FREE program open to all international and native English-speaking students, faculty, and staff at KSU. At the start of each fall and spring semester, international students are paired with native English-speaking partners in a mutual exchange of languages, cultures, and friendship. Partners then meet at least six times during the semester at places and times of their choosing. Examples of partner activities include going for a walk, talking over a cup of coffee or lunch, or attending a campus event.
The CPP welcomes hundreds of participants each fall and spring semester, and these participants represent dozens of countries from every region of the world! The CPP is offered on both the Kennesaw campus and the Marietta campus.
The comments below from Chris Beam, a KSU staff member, about her experience in the CPP reflect the experiences of many participants in the program:
"I have truly enjoyed this experience and know that I have made life-long friends. I have recommended this program to others and would recommend it to anyone. The students are very much interested in sharing and learning, and seem very enthusiastic about this program. Thank you for offering this program to the students and staff/faculty at KSU!"
For further information or to join the Conversation Partners Program, contact David Schmidt at (470) 578-6377 or email@example.com. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Tuition waiver credit, offered through Volunteer Kennesaw (VKSU), may be available for CPP international students. Please contact David Schmidt for more information.)
ESL 1105 – Grammar Seminar for International Students
(3 Credit Hours, 3 Class Hours, 0 Laboratory Hours)
This course is an individualized and small group seminar open to all Kennesaw State University students for whom English is a second language. International students will discuss North American English (NAE) grammar and its academic applications, focusing on those features of the language that are most problematic for second language writers and speakers. The development of editing skills is emphasized.
ESL 1106 – Oral Communication for International Students
(3 Credit Hours 3 Class Hours, 0 Laboratory Hours)
This course is open to all Kennesaw State University students for whom English is a second language. The course is designed to assist intermediate to advanced ESL students improve both their conversation and public speaking skills through small group activities and class presentations. Also, pronunciation practice will play an important role throughout the course in helping students become more confident speakers of North American English (NAE).
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