English as a Second Language Program

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the English as a Second Language Program (ESLP) at Kettering University.

As a student of Kettering’s ESLP, you will benefit from English instruction and cultural immersion in our STEM-focused campus community. We are committed to your development of effective oral and written communication skills in a supportive environment.

As a student in this program, you benefit from:

  • Small class sizes
  • Significant personal interaction with faculty
  • STEM-focused environment
  • Extracurricular programs
  • Immersion in Kettering University’s rich campus life
  • Cross-cultural interaction and discussion
  • TESOL Trained Instructors
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Language Partners

There are 4 levels: 

ESL 96 Intermediate 1

ESL 97 Intermediate 2 

ESL 98 Advanced 1 

ESL 99 Advanced 2 

Each level consists of 20 class hours per week and the length of the term is 10 weeks.

To apply, please submit the following documents two months before your intended start date:

Step One

Step Two

  • Scan and send the following documents to eslp@kettering.edu 

    • Your high school (or university) transcripts with English translation
    • A copy of your valid passport
    • Evidence of financial responsibility (Affidavit of Financial Support
    • Evidence of at least two years of high school English or equivalent

Please note

  • English proficiency test scores are not required for admission, but we encourage you to send them and can be used as evidence of at least two years of high school English.
  • Admitted ESLP students will only take ESLP courses.
  • ESLP courses do not count for academic credit.
  • Admitted ESLP students will need to pay a $200 deposit that will be used towards tuition.

Apply Now

The week before classes begin, there is orientation and a placement test. The placement test includes the following parts:

  1. 50-minute Listening and Reading Test. You can practice at https://www.efset.org/.
  2. 10-minute Spoken Interview
  3. 35-minute Timed Writing Test

Your instructors will use your results from the placement test to assign you to the appropriate level for your abilities. See the course catalog and table below for reference.

 Level  CEFR Placement Rating
 ESL 099 Advanced 2  B2
 ESL 098 Advanced 1  B1+
 ESL 097 Intermediate 2  B1
 ESL 096 Intermediate 1  A2

 

CEFR refers to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment.

After receiving your placement level, you will be able to pay for tuition, books, housing, and insurance. 

See payment information below.

Tuition & Other Items

Amount

ESL Tuition

$6,500

ESL Books and TOEFL Test

$300

Room and Meal Plan (Thompson Hall)

$3,470

Kettering Health Insurance*

$300

TOTAL COST PER TERM

$10,570

*Subject to change.

The English as a Second Language Program uses Kettering’s Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

Program Dates for ESLP

Term

Class Start Date

Class End Date

Summer 2020 

July 13

September 26

Fall 2020

October 5

December 19

Winter 2021

January 11

March 27

Spring 2021

April 5

June 19

Sample Weekly Schedule

TIME

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00

       

 

9:05-10:05

Listening/Speaking

Reading

Listening/Speaking

Reading 

Listening/Speaking

10:15-11:15

Listening/Speaking

Reading

Listening/Speaking

Reading

Reading

11:20-12:20

Writing

Grammar

Writing

Grammar

Grammar

12:20-1:20

 

 

 

 

 

1:20-2:20

Writing

Grammar

Writing

Grammar

Writing

2:25-3:25

       
  • Program Information

    There are 4 levels: 

    ESL 96 Intermediate 1

    ESL 97 Intermediate 2 

    ESL 98 Advanced 1 

    ESL 99 Advanced 2 

    Each level consists of 20 class hours per week and the length of the term is 10 weeks.

  • Applying to the Program

    To apply, please submit the following documents two months before your intended start date:

    Step One

    Step Two

    • Scan and send the following documents to eslp@kettering.edu 

      • Your high school (or university) transcripts with English translation
      • A copy of your valid passport
      • Evidence of financial responsibility (Affidavit of Financial Support
      • Evidence of at least two years of high school English or equivalent

    Please note

    • English proficiency test scores are not required for admission, but we encourage you to send them and can be used as evidence of at least two years of high school English.
    • Admitted ESLP students will only take ESLP courses.
    • ESLP courses do not count for academic credit.
    • Admitted ESLP students will need to pay a $200 deposit that will be used towards tuition.

    Apply Now

  • Placement

    The week before classes begin, there is orientation and a placement test. The placement test includes the following parts:

    1. 50-minute Listening and Reading Test. You can practice at https://www.efset.org/.
    2. 10-minute Spoken Interview
    3. 35-minute Timed Writing Test

    Your instructors will use your results from the placement test to assign you to the appropriate level for your abilities. See the course catalog and table below for reference.

     Level  CEFR Placement Rating
     ESL 099 Advanced 2  B2
     ESL 098 Advanced 1  B1+
     ESL 097 Intermediate 2  B1
     ESL 096 Intermediate 1  A2

     

    CEFR refers to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment.

  • Costs

    After receiving your placement level, you will be able to pay for tuition, books, housing, and insurance. 

    See payment information below.

    Tuition & Other Items

    Amount

    ESL Tuition

    $6,500

    ESL Books and TOEFL Test

    $300

    Room and Meal Plan (Thompson Hall)

    $3,470

    Kettering Health Insurance*

    $300

    TOTAL COST PER TERM

    $10,570

    *Subject to change.

  • Academic Calendar

    The English as a Second Language Program uses Kettering’s Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

    Program Dates for ESLP

    Term

    Class Start Date

    Class End Date

    Summer 2020 

    July 13

    September 26

    Fall 2020

    October 5

    December 19

    Winter 2021

    January 11

    March 27

    Spring 2021

    April 5

    June 19

    Sample Weekly Schedule

    TIME

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    8:00-9:00

           

     

    9:05-10:05

    Listening/Speaking

    Reading

    Listening/Speaking

    Reading 

    Listening/Speaking

    10:15-11:15

    Listening/Speaking

    Reading

    Listening/Speaking

    Reading

    Reading

    11:20-12:20

    Writing

    Grammar

    Writing

    Grammar

    Grammar

    12:20-1:20

     

     

     

     

     

    1:20-2:20

    Writing

    Grammar

    Writing

    Grammar

    Writing

    2:25-3:25

           

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us: eslp@kettering.edu

Higher Learning Commission

Kettering University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission at the Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist’s, and Doctor’s degree-granting levels and has been accredited since 1969. The Commission’s accreditation includes all courses offered by the institution at its campus and all other instructional facilities , including its English as a Second Language (ESL) program. 

Hear What Our Students Say

Shuang (Jennifer), 2017 ESL and Conditionally Admitted MBA student

Going to Kettering University's ESL classes was one of the greatest experiences in my life. I studied English for six months and my instructors taught me a lot and have impacted my life because they believe in my ability to become a great student. I would recommend to anyone to develop your English skills at Kettering University's ESLP.

能够去凯特林的ESL学习英语,我觉得是我人生中最宝贵的经历之一。我学习英语技能6个月,我的老师教会我很多并且一直相信我会成为一名很好的学生,这已激励我更好的学习研究生课程。 我极力的推荐您们到凯特林的ESLP学习英语。


 

Qunqun (Scott), 2016 Technical English Student

The ESL class not only improved my English skills a lot, but also gave me a chance to learn more about American culture. The class always takes the student’s need as its first priority, so I can learn what I need, not just what I should.

英语课程不但使我的英文水平大大提高,而且还可以学习到美国文化。这门课程把学生们的需求放在第一位,所以我可以学习到我需要的东西,而不仅仅是我应该学的。

 

Phong, 2018 Summer Program Participant from Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education

The ESL & Robotics program is a great opportunity to meet, exchange, and learn from friends from many different cultures and educational backgrounds around the world. As a result, I had many ideas for my graduation thesis after the program and made new friends.

The ESL & Robotics program là cơ hội rất tốt để gặp gỡ, trao đổi và học hỏi từ những người bạn đến từ nhiều nền văn hóa và giáo dục khác nhau trên thế giới. Tôi đã có nhiều ý tưởng cho đồ án tốt nghiệp của mình sau chuyến đi cũng như có thêm được những người bạn mới.


Hyeonseok, 2020 Winter Program Participant from Ajou University

This program is very useful if you are interested in robots! There are two types of classes: robot-related English classes and robot-making classes. In addition, we had time to visit other universities, art galleries, and museums in the United States. After completing the program, you will find yourself with an improved knowledge of English and robotics.

이 프로그램은 로봇에 관심이 많은 분이면 아주 유용한 프로그램입니다! 로봇관련 영어 수업과 로봇제작 수업 2종류로 이루어져있고 이 외의 시간에는 미국의 학교, 미술관, 박물관 등을 방문하는 시간이 있습니다.이 프로그램은 현지 학생들과의 교류가 아주 활발해 미국의 생활을 간접적으로 경험할 수 있습니다. 프로그램을 마친 후에는 능숙한 영어과 로봇관련 지식이 넓혀진 자신을 볼 수 있습니다.