English as a Second Language - ESL | Hodges University
  • Improve your English speaking, writing, and comprehension with English as a Second Language at Hodges University.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

    Certificate Program

    This certificate program is designed to provide English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to enhance a student’s existing knowledge, training, and job skills and further the student’s ability to pursue employment opportunities and assimilate into American culture.

    The focus of the program is on a) speaking and listening comprehension; b) vocabulary and reading comprehension; and c) grammar and writing skills. Computer-assisted language learning enables students to reinforce their English skills.

    Three 15-Week Courses per Level
    • Grammar (Levels 1-3)      
    • Reading/Writing (Levels 1-3)      
    • Listening/Speaking (Levels 1-3)

    Fort Myers and Naples Campuses
    8:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Monday - Thursday 

    Fort Myers Campus
    5:00 - 9:50 p.m. Monday - Thursday

    Admission Requirements:

    • Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.
    • Applicants must have legal status to live and/or study in the United States.
    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Applicants must complete an ESL Applicant Qualification form, which is used to determine eligibility to enroll in the program.

    Financial Aid is available for Levels 1-3 for students who qualify.

    College Preparatory English I and II

    Two noncredit, college preparatory English courses are also offered at the advanced level. These courses are designed for international students, graduates and professionals who need to improve their usage of Standard English for college entrance exams and/or professional licenses and certifications.

    One 15-Week Integrated Skills Course per Level
    Reading, Writing and Grammar (Level 4, I and II)

    Fort Myers and Naples Campuses IEP0001/Level 4A
    5:00 - 9:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday 

    Fort Myers and Naples Campuses IEP0002/Level 4B
    8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday 

    Intensive English Program Bridge

    The program is designed to provide instruction in academic reading, writing, and grammar for non-native speakers of English who are pursuing a college degree at Hodges University. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Visit our Intensive English Program Bridge webpage for more information.

    Take the first step to improving your English skills with Hodges University’s ESL program by filling out an application or contacting an Admissions Representative today.

  • Leisha Cali
  • Leisha Cali
    Director of ESL

  • International Students

    International Students

    Hodges University is located in Southwest Florida, one of the most beautiful places in the United States to study.  We also have programs that are entirely online, so it is possible to earn a degree without traveling to campus.  

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