English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

We believe that everyone should have access to a quality education. At Goodwin University, our ESL courses are available to qualified students at little-to-no cost (income guidelines and residency requirement apply. The student is responsible for the cost of the application fee and books). International students adhere to different requirements.

Goodwin University has a long history in offering our ESL program to those in our community looking to grow their language skills. Our four levels of ESL training cover everything from fundamental grammar to conversation and essential writing and reading. Instruction is focused on reading, writing, speaking, and grammatical accuracy of English as applied in personal, vocational, or academic contexts.

Benefits of our ESL program include:

  • Diverse student population
  • Experienced faculty
  • Financial aid opportunities
  • Flexible schedules (day and evening classes)
  • Free tutoring opportunities
  • Small class sizes

Class Location and Schedule Options:

ESL classes start three times per year. We offer day and evening classes.

Day 7½-week (module) schedule (International Students must enroll in this full-time option)
Evening 15-week (semester) schedule
Module 1 levels 1 and 3
Module 2 levels 2 and 4
Public Transportation Information:
  • Goodwin University is conveniently located on bus lines 95 and 87
  • Local buses connect to CTfastrak service
  • Bus fare is $1.75 (only exact change accepted)

Make an appointment with an admissions officer to get started! Walk-ins welcome.
One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT
GPS should be set to: 211 Riverside Drive (directions)

Free tutoring for enrolled ESL students

ESL students interested in extra conversation, pronunciation, and speaking practice can sign up for free one-hour workshops on Mondays from 2-3 p.m.

Enrolled ESL students can contact Will Toftness with any questions: WToftness@goodwin.edu

We're ready when you are.

  • Enrollment is hassle-free.
  • We’re still accepting financial aid applications.
  • We’ll review your transcripts of prior learning (usually in less than one business day).

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Goodwin University will never sell your personal information to a third party. By submitting your contact information, you give permission to Goodwin University to contact you by phone, email, mail, and text message.

The 24 institutional credits received for the esl program cannot be applied or transferred to any degree program at Goodwin University.