English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program

Welcome to the College's Undergraduate ESOL Program, a program of English study for Speakers of Other Languages

Program Overview

Undergraduate students in the College who are admitted into the ESOL Program enroll in coursework specifically designed to help facilitate written and spoken communication.  The Program aims to teach ESOL students to use English more effectively and provides support to enhance academic and social interactions.  ESOL Program courses are taught with a focus on speaking, listening, critical reading and writing. 


Students are admitted into the ESOL Program through the University of Rochester undergraduate application process.  There is no separate application for the ESOL Program.  To apply for international admission to the University of Rochester, please refer to the Admissions website: http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/apply/international/.

Undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Rochester, who are not in the ESOL Program but wish to take ESOL classes, should contact, Paige Sloan, ESOL Program Director.

The ESOL Program hosts social and cultural events and provides a multimedia language lab along with other resources for English language study.  The goals of the ESOL Program support the College’s core objectives to enhance all students’ abilities to explore the curriculum, to pursue their interests, and to make the most of their Rochester experience.

College Writing Program Main Office
Rush Rhees Library G-121
Rochester, NY 14627
For More Information Contact:
G. Paige Sloan
ESOL Director
College Writing Program
(585) 273-3584