English Language Learning Resources

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at Bentley provides a number of courses and services for international and multilingual students.

Expository Writing Courses

Expository writing courses designed to meet the needs of international and multilingual students are offered in conjunction with the Expository Writing Program. These courses are taught by ESOL instructors who provide students with multiple opportunities to engage in critical reading and writing and who give careful attention to the linguistic and cultural issues that arise out of using English as an additional language in an academic context. Student placement in these classes depends on students’ language backgrounds and on the results of the university’s expository writing placement exam. The Expository Writing for ESOL courses, including a course with an intensive writing lab, each grant three credits, cover similar skills, and fulfill the same requirements as all other sections of expository writing.

The ESOL Center

In the ESOL Center, faculty tutors who specialize in working with multilingual learners provide English-language support for writing and academic coursework.  Students can receive help at any stage in the writing process.  Additionally, they can receive guidance with research, citing sources, oral presentations, Power Point slides, pronunciation, and conversation enrichment for building fluency.  To learn more about the ESOL Center, contact Pam Carpenter at pcarpenter@bentley.edu.

Appointments:  Weekday and evening appointments can be scheduled through https://bentleyesol.mywconline.net/  or by calling 781.891.2021. 

Location:  Library, Lower Level, 026